A Person of My People

Reflections from Summer 2018. A piece by Sandra C. Bamisile ©


Being Nigerian in Nigeria is something nearly profound. There is a comfort that creeps over my skin. It is almost suffocating how magnificent it feels to be your own person among your own people. It is almost bewildering how ecstatic I am to eat the food of my people by my people, with my people. Continue reading A Person of My People

Legend Series: Maya Angelou

I am starting a new series where I expose on some grand pieces of poetry I feel the whole wide world can further appreciate in depth. I will also be looking into the lives lived or being lived by these great people.

There is therefore no more suitable piece to start the series with than the piece – Still I Rise- written by the amazing and impressive Maya Angelou who lived from (1928-2014). Continue reading Legend Series: Maya Angelou

Celebrating China & Nigeria National Day @UESTC

“You our motherland are well loved. Well thought of, well understood, fully blessed. Perhaps this is the reason you have impacted in your descendants the strength of great bulls, the courage of greater lions, and the might of mighty bears.”

~ Sandra C. Bamisile from poem titled ‘Beloved Nigeria’


On October 1st 1949, after a near complete victory by the Communist Party of China in the Chinese Civil war, Mao Zedong standing atop Tiananmen proclaimed the People’s Republic of China (PRC). 

10 years later in another totally different region of the world, on October 1st 1960, Nigeria gained it’s independence from Britain under the Prime Minister Tafawa Balewa and President Nnamdi Azikiwe. Continue reading Celebrating China & Nigeria National Day @UESTC