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John Pavlovitz: THE TRUE STORY OF TODAY IN AMERICA

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com We all have stories we like to tell ourselves; narratives we create to frame the world around us. Those stories often help cushion the blows and soften the impact when things around us are too frightening, too disorienting, too difficult for our minds to deal with. ...

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HUMOUR COLUMN: Some Things I’ve Noticed

Occasionally, I read up on the latest news and do some research, before writing my column for the week. However, if you were to monitor me closely for about a week, you’d observe this interesting fact: I love plantains, fried ones, those ones that a Yoruba man, sometime in 1200, ...

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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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I will call her ‘Caitlyn’

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com One of the greatest gifts you can give another human being is to really see them. Not who you wish them to be, not the version of themselves that makes you the most comfortable, not the one that is the most convenient for you, but the ...

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IDLE FINGERS

“I couldn’t help reading over your shoulder.” Ene stopped typing and turned around, incensed. Her rising temper suddenly banked, as her eyes fell on the person who had spoken. The young, handsome man was smiling apologetically, hands half-raised in placation. Her gaze ran over his perfectly sculpted features, and she ...

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IT’S UP TO YOU AND ME

“The world is shit.” A friend of mind told me that a while back, and I don’t blame him. The world really is messed up. It’s messed up because we mess it up. You and I, maybe more of You than I, but this is no time to apportion blame; ...

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LITERARY CHALLENGE (Round 5)

This is the final round of the literary challenge between James and Walter. On behalf of the duo, I would like to thank everyone who participated in this exercise, casting votes, critiquing our works and offering encouragement. We have learned so much from this shared experience. The stories told today ...

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#DifferentTypesOfSame: Call Me Special/I Bloom Like A Rose

I recently watched a short film by Ishaya Bako titled “Enitan”. In the movie, the protagonist, Enitan was a young girl stigmatized and ridiculed by peers and teachers, because of her inability to learn at the same pace with her mates. She was called stupid, dumb and treated like an ...

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#DifferentTypesOfSame: My Claim To Sameness

Two routes lead to my house, and for reasons I cannot remember, I follow one route when going out and follow the other when returning home. (I guess it’s just a weird habit) Recently, a motorcyclist tried taking my ‘out-route’ on my way home, and somehow my brain revolted. I ...

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#DifferentTypesOfSame: THE GIFT OF DIFFERENCE

FOREWORD: People who champion noble causes are people who should be admired. Celebrities. Moguls. And people like my friend, Godfrey Orji. For as long as I’ve known him, Godfrey has been a spokesperson for the autism, using what he has – in this case, writing – to educate the world ...

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