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An Open Letter To Beyoncé

Culled from popsugar.com Dear Beyoncé, Hey queen. I’ve actually been wanting to write this for a while now, but I just couldn’t find the right words. No matter how hard I tried to gather my feelings and string sentences together, nothing seemed to properly convey what I wanted to say, ...

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Climbing Yemisi Aribisala’s Snail Tree

I was very curious about Yemisi Aribisala’s book, Long Throat Memoirs, when I first saw it online; those who know me personally already know I am very passionate about food and literature, and this book, which seemed to marry two of my favorite things, had me intrigued. I did a ...

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IF I HEAR PIM!

We all, at one point in our lives, must have experienced this (directly or otherwise) while growing up: you notice an older relative doing something your prepubescent mind informs you—based on what moral codes you were brought up with—is wrong. You cannot understand why he’s engaged in something so wrong, ...

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Nigeria Is A Failed Democracy

This is where we are, as a country practising democracy. A democratic country where peaceful protests are shut down. Power for the people by the people, right? Well the people just had that power wrenched from them in a re-education of what’s obtainable — that we are in a unique ...

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About Tuface And The Nigerian’s Patriotism

I am actually angry. If half of what is happening in the Buhari-led administration happened during Goodluck’s administration, we would have screamed and protested every single day of the week. What changed? I still remember a few people who called on his resignation every day, calling him spineless and weak ...

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When Life Shows You Pepper, Make Pepper Soup

Remember when you read the collection fo stories from the Farafina Creative Writing Workshop class of 2013 titled A Handful of Dust? Remember how we rocked with the stories we put out and you digested? Well, the ladies in that class have come together again – along with other women ...

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This Lost and Found Life

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com As you get older, it’s easy to become preoccupied with all the things you’re losing: time, mobility, options, friends, hair. The attrition of existence can all begin to get heavy upon your shoulders if you let it. I’ve been feeling the weight of life lately. I ...

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ABUSE, THE NIGERIAN CHILD, AND OUR BEATING CULTURE

Say, you’re hanging out with a group of Nigerian acquaintances. It’s an auspicious evening. You talk about your life experiences in a Nigerian home, growing up. The ups and downs. The perks and disadvantages. You begin a particular tale about how you were beaten by your mother for playing with ...

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THE BENEFIT OF DEATH

The topic is strange, isn’t it? I would not be surprised if you found it scary or unusual. What possible benefit could result from dying? The idea would make many wonder about my sanity. Is he okay? Is he depressed? Is this an omen? Oh God, is he about to ...

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ON GUNS, RELIGIOUS VIOLENCE AND THE BRIDE PRICE

Ever handed a child a toy gun before? What’s the first thing they usually do? Shoot at you, right? And you have to complete the act—clutching your chest, feigning pain and shock, as you sink, slowly, to the floor—lest they think your gun is veritably useless, right? Stay with me. ...

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