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TRADITION AND THAT THING AROUND YOUR NECK

Many years ago, when I was still in secondary school, we were watching a Nollywood movie—my family and I. So, in the fashion most common to Nollywood movies, the girl got pregnant. To a child that has no knowledge of the science behind conception, it would have seemed as though ...

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“But Who Have I Hurt If I Were Gay?” Chude Jideonwo’s Must Read Equality Speech

A speech by Chude Jideonwo One of the tragedies of human progress is this constant tug between two stubborn binaries: progressive and conservative. People often camp in front of their worldviews, either progressive or conservative and refuse to move from thence, ensconced comfortably in a space where they believe they ...

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Trans Is the Flavor of the Moment—But Here’s the Danger With That

Written by Michael Muston, originally published on out.com Trans people are hot right now. They’re fabulous, they’re chic, and they’re the toast of the media. Isn’t that great? What could be more swellegant than that? Well, kindly excuse me for a second while I choke on my metaphorical martini olive. ...

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That Write-up About The Kite’s And The Eagle’s Perch

Originally published on Bellanaija.com A lot of gay Nigerians are increasingly stepping into the limelight to campaign for their rights as human beings deserving of respect and peace of mind in their own country. This is a noble and worthwhile pursuit, but it has led a lot of Nigerians to ...

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THE NARRATVE OF WHITE AND BLACK

Yesterday I went to the bank to do a transaction. I had to wire some money abroad to my business school, and considering the fact that the current exchange rate had screwed me over, I was already feeling grumpy. Anyway I got to the bank (which shares a name with ...

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Tobe Writes: THE PEDAGOGY OF EXPECTATTION

Every generation is faced with its peculiar problem. This problem might not be entirely unique to that generation, however, it requires a certain kind of fierce urgency to obliterate it and make it a no-problem for the incoming generation. When a generational problem spirals and lingers into another generation, the ...

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Merriam-Webster names ‘culture’ word of the year

A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail against them, are behind Merriam-Webster’s 2014 word of the year: culture. The word joins Oxford Dictionaries’ “vape,” a darling of the e-cigarette movement, and “exposure,” declared the year’s winner ...

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THIS THING ABOUT ACCENTS

This thing about foreign accents on our lips… It just will not go away. Actually, I won’t let it go away, because every day I hear a new one, either in its pure form or in combination with another. Everybody wants to board this train – the upwardly-mobile kids from ...

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‘We Don’t Know The Content Of Our Destinies.’ – Immanuel James On His New Book ‘Under Bridge’

A couple of months ago, I blogged about a friend and writer, Immanuel James, who has a new book coming out titled ‘Under Bridge’. (Read HERE). The book tells the story of a family torn apart by divorce, one which leaves a young boy, Victor Ekwueme with the only option ...

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Writerly Thinz: Words of the Day VI

The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art. – Junot Diaz

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