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POEM OF THE WEEK: THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL POEM BY EFE PAUL AZINO October 23, 2020 – Posted in: Poetry

Two weeks ago, young Nigerians in most part of the country took to the streets to protest against SARS  – #ENDSARS. However, rather that the government to listen to the cries of the youths and act on the 5for5 request, they mobilized military men to the Lekki Toll Gate and these military men shot at unarmed protesters. That particular gruesome act, now known as the Lekki Massacre, triggered and spread pain, hurt and violence across the…

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POEM OF THE WEEK: REVOLUTION BY WANA UDOBANG October 15, 2020 – Posted in: Poetry

We are currently experiencing a revolution in Nigeria. Youths are speaking up! Everyone is acting, tweeting, re-tweeting, protesting, donating! What a time to be alive in Nigeria! We have decided to begin a weekly poetry series. And it is only right that we begin with this powerful poem by Wana Udobang. In her words – “This poem came to me at a time when I was deeply in need of affirmation.” Enjoy! REVOLUTION BY WANA…

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February 2020: Better Never Than Late by Chika Unigwe February 22, 2020 – Posted in: Book Of The Month

We are super delighted to announce that for the month of February, we are reading 𝐁𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐍𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐋𝐚𝐭𝐞 by Chika Unigwe. Better Never Than Late charts the unconventional lives and love affairs of a group of Nigerian migrants, making their way in Belgium. The collection is centered around Prosperous and her husband Agu, and the various visitors who gather at their apartment each week. These interconnected stories explore their struggles and triumphs, from unhappy…

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September Pick : Wings Of The Night Sky by Jessica Tagbajumi + Five Questions with Jessica September 19, 2019 – Posted in: Interview

Our book for the month of September is Wings Of The Night Sky by Jessica Tagbajumi. It is a Young Adult Adventure Fantasy story. Synopsis: When Omiete answers the call that takes her on a journey to a magical kingdom of Aondo, she is faced with a new reality and purpose – to rescue the Guardian of the Keepers who protect the Kingdom in the sky and ultimately defeat the evil Dadan and his horde…

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Chigozie Obioma and the Books That Made Him. September 4, 2019 – Posted in: Literary Lifestyle

I’m not sure I have written the book I’d most like to be remembered for  yet, though I suspect and hope that my latest, An Orchestra of Minorities, will endure. Chigozie Obioma as we all know, is one of Nigeria’s finest writers. He is an assistant professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In 2015, he was named one of “100 Global Thinkers” by Foreign Policy magazine. His first novel, The…

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Book Pick for the month of April 2019 : Of Women And Frogs by Bisi Adjapon April 19, 2019 – Posted in: Book Of The Month

We are so happy to share with you guys our book pick for the month of April. Of Women and Frogs is the coming-of-age story of Esi, a feisty half-Nigerian girl growing up in post-colonial Ghana, with occasional visits to her maternal family in Lagos. When her curiosity about her body leads to a ginger-in-the-vagina punishment from her stepmother, Esi begins to question the hypocrisy of the adults around her who place restrictions on her…

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THE NIGERIAN WEDDING  March 10, 2018 – Posted in: How To Be A Nigerian - Kawe Version

In the month of October 2017, we read HOW TO BE A NIGERIAN by PETER ENAHORO. We loved the humour and we decided to expand the stories by starting our own HOW TO BE A NIGERIAN SERIES – THE KAWE VERSION.   ENJOY!!!  NIGERIAN WEDDING by Chinelo Nwangwu  In Nigeria your wedding is not your own It is for your mother And her friends Who sell lace and gold At Idumota market It is for…

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How To Be A Nigerian : The Nigerian Social Media Army.  February 8, 2018 – Posted in: How To Be A Nigerian - Kawe Version

In the month of October 2017,  we read HOW TO BE A NIGERIAN by PETER ENAHORO. We loved the humour and we decided to expand the stories by starting our own HOW TO BE A NIGERIAN SERIES – THE KAWE VERSION.   ENJOY!!!  How to be a Nigerian Continued – The Nigerian Social Media Army by Adesegun Adetoro Since Nigerians found the internet – especially facebook and twitter, we have realized that there are replicas…

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How To Be A Nigerian : The Nigerian Neighbour  – Posted in: How To Be A Nigerian - Kawe Version

In the month of October 2017,  we read HOW TO BE A NIGERIAN by PETER ENAHORO. We loved the humour and we decided to expand the stories by starting our own HOW TO BE A NIGERIAN SERIES – THE KAWE VERSION.   ENJOY!!!  The Nigerian Neighbour by Sholape Abidakun.  In other parts of the world, when a family moves into a new house, neighbors around come visiting, bearing cookies and cake. They are also invited…

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People or Things And Places? – Discussing In Dependence by Sarah Ladipo Mayinka  February 3, 2018 – Posted in: In Dependence

In Dependence is a book of philosophy and ideas – partly. As it is also a book about race, love and history.  Tayo and Vanessa did a whole lot of letter writing and in these letters, they discussed Nigeria, family, philosophy and life.  In one of the letters, Tayo talked about the shift he was experiencing. He was suddenly moving towards things and places rather than humans, people – his family.  Like Tayo Ajayi, do…

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