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Time and Chance – Samuel Emmanuel | #SYL 2016

Sack your Landlord Essay Competition 2016

TIME AND CHANCE by Samuel Emmanuel I have always told my landlord that the race is not for the strong or swift but time and chance happens to all men. If it were for the strong we would have exchanged places. If it were for the swift, that rotund barrel of a landlord would have lived in the sewers. I told him this before ...

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A landlord like a father – Opeoluwa Odunlami | #SYL 2016

Sack your Landlord Essay Competition 2016

A LANDLORD LIKE A FATHER by Opeoluwa Odunlami I just gained admission into the university in a city that is very far away from the one I grew up with my mother. Trust African mothers to always have hind eyes to watch over their wards. In school, my mother handed me over to the landlord of my hostel pleading to ...

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The failed escape from my landlord – Ekelaka Eunice | #SYL 2016

Sack your Landlord Essay Competition 2016

THE FAILED ESCAPE FROM MY LANDLORD by Ekelaka Eunice I think I’m supposed to begin this story with the usual ‘once upon a time’ and leave you breathless with a very fulfilling happy ending. But this is Nigeria and nothing really ends happily, especially when the home you can boast of is a small room; with a tiny window which ...

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My Wonderful Landlord – Egume Oghenekevbe | #SYL 2016

Sack your Landlord Essay Competition 2016

MY WONDERFUL LANDLORD by Egume Oghenekevbe My father is a very proud man and would rather part with cash than beg our landlord for more time to pay his rent. He never owed. However, Mr. Okenna, our landlord always had a way to make my father hiss when his rent was almost due. Sometimes, Mr. okenna would send a letter three ...

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