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8Feb

The dynamics of the relationship between fathers and daughters has long dominated talk shows, newspapers and magazine columns. It has also formed a crucial part of parenting books from the most qualified in the field of child psychology and relationship experts. However, the relationship between the African father and his daughter seems to be an […]

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4Feb

I have been asking myself all day what I wanted to write about today? I have material but for some reason, didn’t feel the hunger to use any of them. Then as always, picked up the phone and called my partner in crime and we were talking about our day. While it was nothing dramatic […]

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3Feb

Chika Unigwe is a writer’s writer. That’s how Aminatta Forna, herself a writer described her. For me, Chika Unigwe is a hero. She took on a subject we all claim to know yet we don’t know the ins and out of it. On Black Sisters’ Street was a very personal book for me for different […]

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2Feb

On 28 January,  I wrote about Obama’s State of  The Union Speech and used a piece from the BBC World Service, it was a short clip of a forthcoming documentary made by Gary Younge. Opposing Obama was the title then and that is still the title now. However, I am of the opinion that they […]

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1Feb

Funny how time flies. I took these pictures the day I won a bursary to study for my postgraduate. Feels like years ago now. Oh well, just some bright pictures of sunny London to get me started this week. Look out for an interview with Chika Unigwe, you are going to love her. Her book, […]

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