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Understanding Shylock’s Hatred In ‘The Merchant of Venice’

Oftentimes, whenever the story breaks of another (straight) woman lamenting her discovery that her husband is gay, I hear gay men say things like: “Well, that’s what you deserve, for being part of a society that has refused to let us live.” Recently re-watching the 2004 movie adaptation of The ...

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TORMENTS AND PLEASURES

You know what they say about the past? They say let it go and forgive yourself. But there is nothing in this past that seems like there is a need for forgiveness. I’d rather live it all over again. I used to know a Sam. Sam had that smile that ...

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LAGOS DIARIES (Okada Ban Conspiracy Theories)

Hello, my fellow Lagosians, other Nigerians and my community of Mind Snappers, so I checked and it was interesting to note that my last Lagos Diaries entry was in March 2017. Wow. This must mean that I have become a proper alaye in this Lagos sha. But because Oluwa will ...

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The Trauma From A Given Sunday

The last time that I went to church, because I wanted to, and not because I was attending some friend’s Thanksgiving or going at the behest of a friend, was in 2014. The Sunday after that Tuesday (January 14) that the Same-sex Marriage Prohibition bill was signed into law. To ...

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MY PREDICTIONS FOR THE 77th GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

The Golden Globe nominations are out, and by God, the categories are looking very packed and beautiful. There are so many people I’m rooting for, and I want to try my hand at making an award prediction. Of course, these predictions are subjective. So yeah, there’s that. First of all, ...

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I AM NOT THE WHITE MAN IN A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE

It is an eruption of a racket that jerks me to wakefulness. A violent banging around of things that lasts seconds, two or three of those seconds stretching even after I’d woken up. For a few breathless moments, I lie in bed, first trying to recollect myself, to know who ...

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HUNTER’S GAME IS COMING TO THE SCREEN

Hi guys! Some of you probably remember Hunter’s Game written by Ogechi Nwobia on her blog in 2016. Well, we’ve got exciting news. Ogechi is taking Hunter’s Game to screen! Hunter’s Game is being made into a series, but for now, a pilot is set to be released and it ...

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WHO WANTS BIG D**K?

There comes a time in every parent’s life (I imagine) when (s)he is confronted by the reality that the outside world has contributed to his child’s education with knowledge he doesn’t care for. There are all these kids in my compound, grandchildren and extra grandchildren of my landlady. Families who ...

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Where Is He Now?

Against the hauntingly beautiful soundtrack of Nilu’s Are You With Me, in an episode of Grey’s Anatomy Season 14, April Kepner – the only doctor in Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital who is a Bible-believing Christian – could be heard saying the following words: _____ “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabaachthani?” That’s what Jesus ...

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Surviving A World With People Like R. Kelly

I watched the ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ series yesterday. All six episodes of them. And I am traumatized. I dreamt about the man. I went to pee in the night twice and returned to continue dreaming about him, right into this morning. That guy is a soul snatcher. Ever wondered why ...

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