Friday, December 08, 2006

Armed robbery as a way of life: A statistic from my father's graduate students

A quote from an email my father sent to friends and relatives this morning:

To be honest, we have been expected this to happen for years. You cannot live ... [here] for 18 years, in the very free and open manner in which we do, without getting hit by robbers. It is a way of life. When I informed my class this morning about this incident and asked them how many of them had experienced an armed robbery attack, they all smiled; 8 of the 10 had experienced some kind of armed robbery.

4 comments:

Texter said...

well, femi osofisan has that play about armed robbery... i wish the best for your parents.

Talatu-Carmen said...

oh, really? I don't think I've read it. What's the name?

texter said...

The play is called Once Upon Four Robbers... it's been written about quite a bit, even by the gruff prof :-)

Talatu-Carmen said...

oh, yes, actually, i think i did read this in a class with the gruff prof... {-; Is this the one with the four thieves at the crossroads, and the gods appear at the end?