‘Yes,’ his father raised his hand, just like a kid in the class waiting to answer the teacher question. ‘America is a commonwealth country which is being colonized by Britain. Nigeria is colonized by Britain; what differences do you expect?’
‘I expect us to be unique.’ Her mum always put the word “unique” in at least a sentence when arguing with his father. ‘Uniqueness shouldn’t be in our skin alone.’
Six continents experienced this, it happened simultaneously. It hit the continent of Africa most. Her topography changed–nature disappeared in cities. Green plants and forest trees became brittle and could turn ashes just with a strike of a match on its box. But the villages still have their nature. It was as if God was angry with people living in cities.