Imena i titule

Ponedeljak, Petak, Nedelja. Blagoslov, Radost, Napredak. Milost, Dobrota, Strpljenje. Pitate se zasto sam napisala ove reci velikim slovima? Zato sto su to prevodi nekih od imena ljudi u Nigeriji! U Nigeriji je znacenje imena deteta vrlo bitno. Ako ne daju ime detetu po nekom od verskih velikana (Dzon, Muhamed, Majkl…), onda je bitno da ime…

Names and Titles

Monday, Friday, Sunday. Blessing, Joy, Prosper. Grace, Goodness, Patience. Wondering why I wrote these words in capital letters? Because these are just some examples of some of the names of people in Nigeria! Child’s name is very important in Nigeria, and it is crucial that it has some meaning. If parents do not name their…

Da li smo bezbedni?

Nakon sto je moj intervju objavljen na Blic Zena portalu, osim pozitivnih poruka i komentara, primila sam i dosta pitanja o bezbednosti u Nigeriji. Neko me je cak i optuzio da ulepsavam stvarnost. To me je i inspirisalo da se malo dotaknem teme bezbednosti. Pre svega, zelim da naglasim da sam svesna da su svi…

Are we safe?

After my interview was published in the most popular Serbian women’s magazine “Blic Zena”, I have received many positive messages and comments. However, I have also received a lot of questions concerning security and safety issues in Nigeria. One person even accused me of “beautifying the reality”. Those questions and comments inspired me to write…

Malarija vs. Ja

Dok sam prosle nedelje razmisljala o sledecoj temi za pricu na mom blogu, ona se nekako sama od sebe nametnula. Bas u ponedeljak sam dobila dijagnozu od doktora da imam tezi oblik malarije. Da, da, dobro ste procitali – imala sam malariju. I to nije bio prvi put, vec sigurno dvadeseti da sam dobila malariju…

Malaria vs. I

Last weekend, as I was thinking about what should be the next topic for a new story on my blog, the topic somehow imposed itself on me. On Monday, I got diagnosed with a severe case of malaria. Yes, yes, you read it right – I had malaria. And it was not the first time,…

Bajka o lepoti (Kako sam u Nigeriji ponovo zavolela sebe)

Bila jednom jedna lepa, mlada devojka, sa prelepom, dugom magicnom kosom, punim ustima, visokim jagodicama, krupnim ocima, lepim grudima i zgodnim telom. Ta devojka je mnogo patila u zivotu, ali posto je bila toliko lepa, svi su je voleli i hteli da joj pomognu. A onda je jednog dana upoznala bogatog, savrsenog princa, koji je…

Jedan dan u Lagosu

Bila sam potpuno sama u “lounge”-u na aerodromu u Abudzi. Skoro da sam bila potpuno sama na celom aerodromu. Iako je bilo oko sest sati ujutru i vec je trebalo da pocnemo da se ukrcavamo na “prvi jutarnji let” za Lagos, saznala sam na pultu da ce let kasniti. Dok sam pila kafu i pripremala…

One day in Lagos

Only the receptionist and I were at the airport lounge in Abuja that morning. In fact, there was barely anyone else at the entire airport. Although it was about six o’clock in the morning and we were supposed to begin to board the “first-morning flight” to Lagos, I found out at the check-in counter that…