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THERE WAS A BOY

And we raise psychopaths. These are the parents who blame the government for their woes and yet can’t raise their own children to be sane, civil, courteous, law-abiding and functional individuals. My friend came to see me with her son this morning. He was a seven-year-old. At the door, I ...

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Jude Idada on Angelina Jolie And The Movie ‘First They Killed My Father’

Yesterday at the Toronto International Film Festival, I saw a movie written and directed by Angelina Jolie – First They Killed My Father. It is an incredibly powerful and beautiful film. A film so sensitive and intimate, yet heart wrenching and provoking that it could only have been so brilliantly ...

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Seven Hundred And Five Condoms In The Jar

I dated her. She was a stunner and a brainiac. I was a gangly, big-headed dreamer enamoured with knowledge and the exploration of the totality of the feminine. We were both sixteen. It was the age of conquest, when boys proved themselves by the number of girls they had slept ...

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When You Need Jesus To Take The Wheel

A few days ago, I rode in a Taxify, not an Uber. The car stank of burnt incense. The driver, a severe-looking man, did not respond to my greeting. Instead, in a clipped tone, he said, “Can I start the ride?” “Yes.” He lurched forward. Then as though he remembered ...

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I Had A Father

My father and a certain Catholic Archbishop of Lagos who became a Cardinal were very good friends. It so happened that my father and the Parish Priest of the Catholic Church we attended in Ikeja were at loggerheads. So this Archbishop who became a Cardinal called a meeting for reconciliation ...

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Jeremiah Chapter 45 Verse 19

Three years ago, at a friend’s house, I met a very religious lady, who spewed the Bible as though the words in it were etched on her brain right from the womb. I watched her in awe as she argued with three other guys and another lady about the fact ...

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Previously On Facebook IV

Hopefully, the entire movie production surrounding this book will be done right.

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BOOK REVIEW: A Box Of Chocolates

I have never really been a fan of short story collections; I often think they are like someone giving you scoops of ice cream but never letting you take the entire can to enjoy all on your own. What usually happens is that as soon as you are settling into ...

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