The Deeper Life child learns early of evangelism. Five year old, she comes to school to tell her classmates who wear earrings that it is bad to do so. Year 1 teacher is away and I’m covering for her and so two of the kids run to me to complain, ‘Ms Jennifer, Deborah said it’s bad to wear earrings.’ And so you start racking your head on how to explain to these liluns that people have different beliefs and all that until Deborah adds: ‘also trousers.’
So you look down at your jumpsuit and wonder if Deborah is also trying to spite you. Or spite you.
Jennifer Chinenye Emelife is a writer and a teacher. She lives in Lagos.