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AllAfrica.com
My Rascality, Wole Soyinka, Pyrate Confraternity and I - Prof Biodun JeyifoHe is clearly patrician in the way he acquires and disseminates knowledge but h
My Rascality, Wole Soyinka, Pyrate Confraternity and I - Prof Biodun Jeyifo
AllAfrica.com / Posted 22 hours ago
He is clearly patrician in the way he acquires and disseminates knowledge but his general lifestyles are very simple and cool. BJ, as he is fondly called by many people, loves words-- Yoruba and English--which he uses inexhaustibly. He also loves big... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Between Olumo and Aso - Reminiscences From Ogun At 40Honour this democratic flag-bearer and martyr with a postage stamp or currency
Between Olumo and Aso - Reminiscences From Ogun At 40
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Honour this democratic flag-bearer and martyr with a postage stamp or currency bill, AND inscribe that name - MOSHOOD ABIOLA - in the scroll of Nigeria's past presidents, that the restless ghosts of Aso and Olumo may retreat, and settle back, hand in... Read more
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Uche Okeke (1933Christopher Uche Okeke, Painter and Professor of the Fine Arts died on January
Uche Okeke (1933
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Christopher Uche Okeke, Painter and Professor of the Fine Arts died on January 5, following a long struggle with a devastating stroke, at his home in Nimo, in the Njikoka area of Anambra state, where he had established the Asele institute on his... Read more
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Special Education - Challenges, Way ForwardBy Ebele Orakpo and Amaka Abayomi The sun will shine on those who are standing
Special Education - Challenges, Way Forward
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
By Ebele Orakpo and Amaka Abayomi The sun will shine on those who are standing before it shines on those who kneel under them. - Prof Chinua Achebe This famous quote from the late Professor Achebe's novel, Things Fall Apart, seems to be the... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Ulasan Buku: Cerpen Afrika menyedarkan kekurangan kita Published: 7 February 2016 7:12 AM Biasanya, apabila memperkatakan penulis d
Ulasan Buku: Cerpen Afrika menyedarkan kekurangan kita
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 3 days ago
Published: 7 February 2016 7:12 AM Biasanya, apabila memperkatakan penulis dari Afrika, kita ketara membicarakan novel Things Fall Apart (1958) karya penulis Nigeria, Chinua Achabe. Memanglah... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
El Anatsui: out of Africa and taking the art world by stormGhanian artist El Anatsui talks about his show at Carriageworks. Photo: Peter B
El Anatsui: out of Africa and taking the art world by storm
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 4 days ago
Ghanian artist El Anatsui talks about his show at Carriageworks. Photo: Peter Braig El Anatsui makes one feel there might actually be some substance in the talk of a globalised art world. The idea that artists from places other than Europe and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Rajat Neogy's Dead, and So Is Intellectual DebateThis year is the 55th anniversary of Transition magazine. Transition was found
Rajat Neogy's Dead, and So Is Intellectual Debate
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
This year is the 55th anniversary of Transition magazine. Transition was founded as a magazine of ideas and policy debate for East African intellectuals by Ugandan-Indian Rajat Neogy in 1961 in Kampala. It quickly became Africa's leading... Read more
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Biodun Jeyifo - Denizen of the Fourth StageBiodun Jeyifo, our B.J., is bracketed in popular memory as the once and future
Biodun Jeyifo - Denizen of the Fourth Stage
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
Biodun Jeyifo, our B.J., is bracketed in popular memory as the once and future Marxist interpreter and assessor of Soyinka's hegemonic animism and of African literature and society who will not ignore the "tumult of rainstorm, thunder and lightning... Read more
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Dr Saamanya On Success and SurprisesDr Saamanya Pat Jimmy is 9-year serving Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of
Dr Saamanya On Success and Surprises
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
Dr Saamanya Pat Jimmy is 9-year serving Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of ICT. He spoke to Agnes E Nantaba about rising from a remote rural background to one of the highest positions in Civil Service. Any three things we don't know about... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Where Are the Public Intellectuals?In addition to other reasons, it may well be that our intellectuals are tired o
Where Are the Public Intellectuals?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
In addition to other reasons, it may well be that our intellectuals are tired of engaging Nigeria. Having tried over the years to engage the governance elite with ideas and to show that only good ideas should govern society and having been spurned by... Read more
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In Kenya, It Has Become Accepted That Riches Are for Those Who StealWhat have we done to our youth? Indeed, what are we doing to these impressionab
In Kenya, It Has Become Accepted That Riches Are for Those Who Steal
AllAfrica.com / Posted 17 days ago
What have we done to our youth? Indeed, what are we doing to these impressionable young minds so that now they are freely admitting they are not only willing to accommodate crass materialism, they actually admire it and would, given the chance,... Read more
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What Can We Do to Save the Dying African Literature?"Once upon a time the continent of Africa hosted the largest reservoir of varie
What Can We Do to Save the Dying African Literature?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 days ago
"Once upon a time the continent of Africa hosted the largest reservoir of varieties of unique traditions and rich literature." This sentence brings to me a nostalgic memory of the old day's stories told by our elders. At the end of each day, it was... Read more
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Year of Chinua Achebe's 'A Man of the People'This is the year of 'A Man of the People. 2016 is the 50th anniversary of the p
Year of Chinua Achebe's 'A Man of the People'
AllAfrica.com / Posted 21 days ago
This is the year of 'A Man of the People. 2016 is the 50th anniversary of the publication of Chinua Achebe's fourth novel, the gripping satire. 'A Man of the People' (hereinafter, AMP) is published in early January 1966. This is a few days before... Read more
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Buhari's Media Chat in RetrospectI have read a number of reactions to the December 30, 2015 "Presidential media
Buhari's Media Chat in Retrospect
AllAfrica.com / Posted 21 days ago
I have read a number of reactions to the December 30, 2015 "Presidential media chat." President Buhari's (PMB) haters led by the disreputable PDP, were unimpressed by his performance. Sadly, none of them offered better answers in their rejection of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Literary Forum - a Reading Culture in Zimbabwe?I have in the past been critical of our waning reading culture as a country. If
Literary Forum - a Reading Culture in Zimbabwe?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 22 days ago
I have in the past been critical of our waning reading culture as a country. If there is one fact that needs no contestation, it is this: Zimbabwean people read to pass exams. It is just a matter of routine and socialisation. Our whole education... Read more
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New Zimbabwe
Who is hunting the Crocodile?“Whenever you see a toad jumping in broad daylight, then know that something is
Who is hunting the Crocodile?
New Zimbabwe / Posted 24 days ago
“Whenever you see a toad jumping in broad daylight, then know that something is after its life,” says Chinua Achebe in Things Fall Apart, invoking the wisdom of his Igbo ancestors: that when you see something unusual happening, there must be a good... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Yul Warns Against Using Drugs in NollywoodMr Yul Edochie, a popular Nollywood actor, on Friday said that drugs do not enh
Yul Warns Against Using Drugs in Nollywood
AllAfrica.com / Posted 24 days ago
Mr Yul Edochie, a popular Nollywood actor, on Friday said that drugs do not enhance good performance but confidence, skills, diligence and talent. Edochie said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. According to him,... Read more
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Time to End the Bad Blood Between the Yorubas and NdigboThe hatred between the Yoruba and Ndigbo has gone on for far too long. Let ther
Time to End the Bad Blood Between the Yorubas and Ndigbo
AllAfrica.com / Posted 29 days ago
The hatred between the Yoruba and Ndigbo has gone on for far too long. Let there be love shared among us! The Yorubas and the Igbos, two of the most resourceful, engaging and outgoing ethnic groups in Nigeria, are becoming implacable enemies.... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
When Lagarde Came CallingFor the records, Ms. Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of International
When Lagarde Came Calling
AllAfrica.com / Posted 29 days ago
For the records, Ms. Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited with Nigeria for four days commencing from Monday, January 4, 2016 to Thursday January 7, 2016 after which she was scheduled to continue with a... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Of Poets and PoemsWe take as a fulcrum of our discourse this week looking back to that most heino
Of Poets and Poems
AllAfrica.com / Posted 29 days ago
We take as a fulcrum of our discourse this week looking back to that most heinous period in Africa's history--the African slavery and the slave trade. A good deal of records are heaped up in the archives about this subject which overwhelmed the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Nigeria Should Act With Resolve, Build Resilience, Exercise Restraint - IMFSpeech by Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, to
Nigeria Should Act With Resolve, Build Resilience, Exercise Restraint - IMF
AllAfrica.com / Posted 29 days ago
Speech by Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, to the Nigerian National Assembly, Abuja when she visited the country on January 6, 2016. My first visit to Africa as IMF Managing Director was in late 2011, and the first... Read more
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My Career ... Hilaria GraigBank of Namibia (BoN) communications practitioner Hilaria Graig (HG) tells Ndam
My Career ... Hilaria Graig
AllAfrica.com / Posted 30 days ago
Bank of Namibia (BoN) communications practitioner Hilaria Graig (HG) tells Ndama Nakashole (NN) of The Namibian about her responsibility for all media relations at the central bank and her love of cooking. What do you do as a communications... Read more
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International Business Times
Nigeria: IMF director Christine Lagarde's full speech delivered in Abuja Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IM
Nigeria: IMF director Christine Lagarde's full speech delivered in Abuja
International Business Times / Posted 1 months ago
Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is on a four-day official visit in Nigeria, where she is holding meetings with President Muhammadu Buhari, stakeholders and policy makers. Lagarde is also to visit... Read more
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