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Posts Tagged ‘Literature’

6Jan

SA Sabo was born in Nigeria in 1984 and has been living in London since 2005. In 2009 he was one of ten writers, who won a place on the Arts Council of England/The Literature Consultancy mentoring scheme. He has written two plays, This Earth We Seek and Everybody Knows and his short stories have been published Glasschord and The […]






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26Jun

  From NPR: African Writer Helps Put Her Community On Media Map   While stories typically associated with African literature may not top summer reading lists, a generation of African writers is trying to change that perception. To learn more, host Michel Martin speaks with Taiye Selasi, whose short story “The Sex Lives of African […]






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22Feb

Print Portfolio | Online Portfolio Welcome to my print portfolio page, where you can read some of my print features/articles. Below, are titles and PDFS of  my print journalism work, names of publications and articles contributed by me. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them. Above, you will also […]






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17Feb

It is rather sad that the idea of reading is still relegated to school days. When you stop reading, you stop learning. The statistics in this report are disappointing and it is really shameful that people don’t feel the need to read anymore. Without a doubt, not every book you come across is for you […]






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12Jan

Lola Shoneyin’s debut novel, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, is a tragic-comedy, which tells the story of Baba Segi, a larger-than-life character with a boisterous personality, his four wives and their riotous polygamous household. Set in Nigeria, Shoneyin explores and exposes the detrimental effects of polygamy on those caught up in it. In […]






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4Oct

Aminatta Forna has been described as a writer of startling talent and in 2007, Vanity Fair praised her as one of Africa’s most promising new writers. The Memory of Love, her second novel is set against the backdrop of the Sierra Leonean civil war but with a twist. Forna weaves in real events like the […]






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2Jun

Print Portfolio | Online Portfolio Welcome to my online portfolio page, where you can read some of my online articles. Below, are links to my online journalism work, names of publications and the articles I contributed. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them. Above, you will also find link […]






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25Jan

According to Sunni Patterson, ‘We Made It.’ Listening to the above piece reminded me of a piece I wrote  a while back. I’m practically going down memory lane with this one, it is from my raging days. Don’t get comfortable, I still have that fire but I have grown up since 2007 when I wrote […]






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20Jan

Kiran Desai is an Indian-born novelist and the author of The Inheritance Of Loss, which won the 2006, Man Booker Prize. I met her in 2009, at the 25th anniversary celebration of Wasafiri, a literary magazine and this is what she had to say about the magazine and the publishing world. Belinda: Have you ever […]






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7Jan

Chief Osazuwa is dead. Benin is preparing to bury one of its favourite sons. The elders and town mourners are ready for the biggest funeral on the calendar. Tradition demands every child who is alive and well, must come home and do as custom demands. Enoma Osazuwa is far from ready. Truth be told, she […]






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5Jan

The day I wrote this, I was talking to myself. Yes, I do talk to myself and call myself to action. You should try it, the best form of therapy you could ever have in my humble opinion. My inner child feels Beaten, bruised and battered She talk to me She say, Miss, me tired […]






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30Dec

A few months back, my contract at the place where I worked ended. I know anyone would kill to work at the BBC right? Even take whatever you are given, just so, you can say I work at the BBC. Don’t get me wrong, it is a good learning ground and I learnt so much […]






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29Dec

In the last three years, I can boldly confess that I have not missed an issue of Essence. It is and will forever be one of my all time favourite magazines. I find it therapeutic to read the stories of courage and empowerment every month. The magazine caters to the needs of an African beauty like me.











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29Dec

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16Dec

A few weeks back, though it seems like months now, I was at the Southbank for the BBC World Service Book Club with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.











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16Dec

Is the fact that we have one of the best national anthems in the world, which I can no longer remember the words. I know, shame on me but I can’t sing ‘God Save The Queen,’ either. But I do I pledge to Nigeria my country. To be faithful, loyal and honest To serve Nigeria […]






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16Dec

People often talk about the rhythm of life and the rhythm of the soul. I have heard the expression that we all have a rhythm for what we do, hence, the reason why we do it effortlessly.











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