411: Nothing In A Relationship Is New

Whatever is happening in your relationship has happened before. May be not to you, but someone, someplace has experienced exactly the same thing you are experiencing or have experienced and no, this is not to get your hopes high‎, it is just to let you realise how life itself is a roller coaster. One filled... Continue Reading →

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Humility…

Humility is perfect quietness of heart. It is for me to have no trouble; never to be fretted or vexed or irritated or sore or disappointed. It is to expect nothing, to wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing done against me. It is to be at rest when nobody praises... Continue Reading →

WHY I WOULD PROPOSE TO MY BOYFRIEND.

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Men are the heavy muscles, soldier ants: destined to till the ground. Women are the china dolls, the maids: destined to look pretty, breed babies and keep the house clean. This is the mentality that has put “the marriage proposal ritual in the heavy hands of men. Even though a few women have snatched these moments and succeeded in moving from traditional conventions to a disadvantage as well as an advantage, it remains a taboo. I am a woman who constantly challenges the status quo, especially, if it sends women back to the dark ages. I believe leaving the proposal game to the men definitely does.

In the modern world, a woman’s work place has extended beyond the home to the office. Many women work more hours than their men; juggling the bread winning duties with their traditional home making ones. I believe a woman strong enough to do this…

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You know you’re an African writer if….

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You are currently reading this because this was the last page you had open when your internet stopped working.

The gods of technology created the internet so that writers all over the world could have an ocean of information to drink from at a moment’s notice. But not us African writers, no reader. You see, after decades of underfunded libraries and secondhand book stores that only stocked the copies of Danielle Steel novellas favored by 80s backpackers, the gods are quite sure that this sudden access to adequate information would be simply too much for the average African writer. And in any case, they assure themselves, where there is lack of information, there is room to create. Let us look to the African journalist, who even in the age of http://www.google.com has absolutely no qualms with murdering the cousins of comedians while they sit safely in their homes. For years…

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Speech At Wellesley’s College

The author of Americanah- currently being made into a film starring Lupita Nyong'o, has given a speech to the graduating class of Wellesley College - a women's liberal arts college in Massachusetts - about what it means to be a woman. Talking about everything from lipstick to what it means to be liked, her advice... Continue Reading →

8 Sad Truths About Women in Media

TIME

The Women’s Media Center’s annual report is out, and the status of women in news and entertainment is as bleak as ever. Little progress has been made in most areas, and there are some places—like sports journalism—where women have actually lost ground. There are 7% fewer women in sports journalism than last year.

And some of the media news in 2014 was particularly discouraging for women. “Two high-profile roles previously held by women — Diane Sawyer of ABC News and Jill Abramson of The New York Times—were changed in 2014,” said Julie Burton, president of the Women’s Media Center. “These veteran journalists were in positions of power at media giants, shaping, directing and delivering news. Both women were replaced by men.’’ The Status of Women in U.S. Media report, released Thursday, shows how far women still have to go in order to achieve real gender parity.

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Why You Shouldn’t Go Into A Relationship With Them

Do you know that reason is the enemy of trust? Once you doubt something, you have a limit in the believe or you give it.   Relationships "ALWAYS" start off awesome. Man is always in need of a relationship, we thrive on them, be it friendship, romantic (ship), platonic (ship), spiritual (ship) or whatever we... Continue Reading →

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