Lawrence Archive

  •  “If you stood before your maker today and He asked, what would you tell him that your country did for you?” When Lawrence spoke, his voice carried his frustrations and the weight of dead dreams. He said, I am very disappointed in Nigeria. I’ll tell my maker that. As I stand before you I am an architect. But my profession is dead to me here. I can’t even draw a straight line because since I left Nigeria almost twenty years ago, I’ve never worked as an architect.

    I Can’t Even Draw a Straight Line

    “If you stood before your maker today and He asked, what would you tell him that your country did for you?” When Lawrence spoke, his voice carried his frustrations and the weight of dead dreams. He said, I am very disappointed in Nigeria. I’ll tell my maker that. As I stand before you I am an architect. But my profession is dead to me here. I can’t even draw a straight line because since I left Nigeria almost twenty years ago, I’ve never worked as an architect.

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