So unless you have been living under a rock or perhaps you hate soccer football so much that you close your ears every time you hear the words GOOALLLL … then you would have probably heard the phrase “The Chosen One” in reference to David Moyes the now ex-Manchester United coach who got fired after just 10... Continue Reading →


7 Inspirational African Women

The power of an image became viscerally clear to me recently when I changed my blog profile photo. In the previous one I had this sassy don’t-mess-with-me look, which I do sometimes like to sport in “real” life, but I’m much better represented in this new one. It surprised me that I felt so relieved... Continue Reading →

7 Great Novels by African Women Writers

“In the stories we tell ourselves, we tell ourselves,” said Michael Martone rightly. We also read ourselves in the books we read, or at least in those books that we cherish. For this reason, one of my 2014 resolutions was to return to a favourite pastime, namely reading fiction. For some years my reading life has been... Continue Reading →


It is very difficult to understand that we don’t celebrate Easter the way we celebrate Christmas or birthdays or even sometimes weddings. We share Easter eggs and say happy Easter holidays like the reason Easter existed was for another public holiday where people stay at home, go to church on Sunday and get back to... Continue Reading →

You Should Date An Illiterate Girl – By Charles Warnke

A beautiful, brilliantly written piece by Charles Warnke. Enjoy… You should date an illiterate girl. Date a girl who doesn't read. Find her in the weary squalor of a Midwestern bar. Find her in the smoke, drunken sweat, and varicolored light of an upscale nightclub. Wherever you find her, find her smiling. Make sure that... Continue Reading →

Nigeria’s history problem needs the light from Half of a Yellow Sun. By Chibundu Onuzo

Half of a Yellow Sun, Biyi Bandele's new film adaption of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel, explores the effect of the Nigerian civil war on the lives of four characters. It is a subtle movie of a large war, intimate and revealing of the personal tragedies that took place from July 1967 to January 1970. As I watched those four... Continue Reading →

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