A poem on domestic violence.

Heartstring Eulogies

Your miserable existence could never make her happy.

You wanted her silent, compliant, and most of all, obedient. Just so you could stand a little taller. Be more of a man. But she was none of those things. Tell me, how does it feel to know that she has a backbone?

© Sarah Doughty

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My Fifth Book


Last week I finished writing my 5th book. Its my 5th book for the year and I am done with editing.

I will later release it as a PDF but for now its in the ePub format. I need feedback from you so please download it and read it.

You can get a copy of my book by clicking this link. You will need an ePub reader to read the book. I use Simple EPUB Reader which is a Google Chrome App.

Feel free to leave your feedback.


Forgive yourself.

Heartstring Eulogies

Forgive yourself and end your punishment.

How many times have we heard this time and time again? Guilt is often one of those things that cling like a second skin. It’s always there, nagging and tugging in the background, whispering. If it were so easy to apologize to ourselves and be free, there’d be a lot less suffering in this world. It’s not easy. It’s probably one of the most difficult things we survivors can do. Just don’t give up hope that one day it will happen.

© Sarah Doughty

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Fusion Friday

Fusion Friday is a community initiative by ReDahlia Workspaces.

Fusion Friday is designed to create an atmosphere for entrepreneurs to connect and share their experience. It is about networking.

It is about broadening your business knowledge. It is about creating a fuse for lasting business relationships. Hey you get to see me for free :-).

Fusion Friday (FF) happens every last Friday of every month.

You walk in and get a desk and free internet to do your work at no charge. The internet is supplied by Main One which in my own opinion is the best in Nigeria.

Send an mail to for more information.

What should you expect from FF
• Business Ideas Sharing
• Entrepreneurial Stories
• Games
• Refreshment

Venue is at ReDahlia Lounge, ReDahlia Workspaces at 43B Emina Crescent Off Toyin, Ikeja, Lagos.



True for all survivors.

Heartstring Eulogies

If we’re lucky, we can learn to trust
that a loving hand is different from a hurtful one.

For those of us that survived hell, this is important. We were conditioned to fear, to submit, to be silent. In the aftermath of that kind of treatment, it can be incredibly frustrating to love someone, but still respond the same way. If we learned to fear, maybe we can learn to overcome it, too.

© Sarah Doughty

Inspired by my friend Dipendra Tamang of @thangbalay on Instagram.

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The Greatest Need of Nigerians

Stolen from a Friend Olumide Okesanjo

Perhaps the greatest need of a Nigerian is good entertainment.

It seems we’re not ready to face our problems.

We make a mess of things by clowning around serious issues.

This in itself is a much bigger problem.

Our attitude and approach to things show who we really are.

I don’t want to believe this but until we prove otherwise, then it’s true.

A good laugh is good for the mind but what comes after?

Perhaps comedy will save us from our problems.

We prefer the fantasies the media sells us.

We are overly religious and now some churches have decided to join the party.

They are Nigerians, sell them false hope.

They don’t like truth, they’d rather have a joke instead.