Text message conversation with a friend:
Her: How are you feeling today? I’m wicked homesick for the first time since the beginning of PST.
Me: I am sorry to hear that, dear, but that’s totally normal. You’ll have those days. I’m OK. I am on my way to another village for market but it’s been a disaster. First, I waited three hours for a car. Then, I think I paid too much because they use Nira (Nigeria’s currency) and not CFA, so I just gave the guy a bill. And now the car broke down. Good news is that I am not frustrated yet.
Cikin Niger. (In Niger.)