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My uncle was an obstinate widower. He had five daughters, whom he loved deeply, but not as much as he loved being an Edo man. He had no sons, and dreamt continually about the Edo son-in-laws he would have when his daughters got married. Each day, as his daughters grew ...

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I have come to understand that Nigerian man. I have learned to both love and hate him for his various attributes – the good, the bad, the ugly, for his “Nigerianess”. He is easy to read as he is to be predicted. Let me tell you about him. You see, ...

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Chimamanda Adichie: ‘Mornings are dark, and I lie in bed, wrapped in fatigue. I cry often…’

‘I want to say that I am a strong Igbo woman, a strong Nigerian woman, a strong African woman, and we don’t do depression.’ – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Sometimes it begins with a pimple. A large shiny spot appears on my forehead. Or it begins with a feeling of heaviness, ...

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