By Raliat Oluyemisi Sunmonu
"How long have you been away?"
"Fifteen years?! How can you stand it? Don't you miss it? Aren't you ever going back?"
"Yes, I miss it, but you do what you have to. When I first came here, I told myself I would be back home in five years or less. Now here I am almost two decades and still counting. Am I ever going back? I don't know. Twelve years ago I could have given you a definite answer. Ten, five years ago, I would have told you yes without hesitation. Now? I just don't know."