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Madame Noire The Atlanta Post
Pledging A Black Greek-Letter Organization Gave Me PTSDIt never once dawned on me that this was the beginning of a nightmare. Before
Pledging A Black Greek-Letter Organization Gave Me PTSD
Madame Noire The Atlanta Post / Posted 2 days ago
It never once dawned on me that this was the beginning of a nightmare. Before heading off to college, Greek life was the last thing on my mind. I had Pulitzer aspirations. And as a direct admit to one of the best journalism schools in the country,... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Birth pangs of an African meritocracyIn a piece headed “To make hope and history rhyme, listen” (Getting Ahead, July
Birth pangs of an African meritocracy
Mail & Guardian / Posted 5 days ago
In a piece headed “To make hope and history rhyme, listen” (Getting Ahead, July 3), Firoz Khan wrote in the language of the younger revolutionaries, for whom the old guard of the liberation movement has, for the most part, been willingly co-opted by... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Displaced By Insurgency, IDPs Look Up to NigeriansDuring the donation of items to the IDPs at the camp in Durumi in the Federal C
Displaced By Insurgency, IDPs Look Up to Nigerians
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
During the donation of items to the IDPs at the camp in Durumi in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)IN April last year, I wrote in The Guardian an article, titled, 'Nigeria at War: The case for State of Emergency.' I wrote that article because of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Kill Corruption Before It Kills UsNot since the Nuhu Ribadu era have we seen renewed commitment to face the monst
Kill Corruption Before It Kills Us
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
Not since the Nuhu Ribadu era have we seen renewed commitment to face the monster of corruption, as we are witnessing from the Muhammadu Buhari regime. Corruption has done so much damage to our socio-economic fabric that we cannot easily quantify... Read more
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The Irish Times
The 100 best novels in English? Irish writers and critics have their say Julian Gough, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne and a host of others respond to Robert McCrum’
The 100 best novels in English? Irish writers and critics have their say
The Irish Times / Posted 9 days ago
Julian Gough, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne and a host of others respond to Robert McCrum’s ‘100 greatest novels written in English’. Read on for lively debate and hot book tips Compiling... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Like Nigeria, South Africa FailsThere is a saying in the Yoruba country that the sound of rain shortly after th
Like Nigeria, South Africa Fails
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
There is a saying in the Yoruba country that the sound of rain shortly after the utterance of a cleric fortifies his belief that the heavens validate his assertion. As this column was hitting the print last Tuesday, South African President Jacob Zuma... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Can You Eat Your Cake and Have It?One of the most effective sources that formed European attitude towards African
Can You Eat Your Cake and Have It?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
One of the most effective sources that formed European attitude towards Africans was Joseph Conrad's novelette The Heart of Darkness. What he saw of people of the Congo basin during his naval incursion into Africa's heartland inspired him to paint... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Of Poets and PoemsTravel is a common feature to mankind and just as everyone travels writers also
Of Poets and Poems
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
Travel is a common feature to mankind and just as everyone travels writers also undertake trips to various parts of the world. Some of the trips they undertake are business -oriented while others are made to calm the curiosity and consciousness about... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Sagay - the Prize of IntegrityLagos — Professor Itse Sagay is among few Nigerians that have reached the zenit
Sagay - the Prize of Integrity
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
Lagos — Professor Itse Sagay is among few Nigerians that have reached the zenith of their career. As a legal scholar, he climbed to the zenith of the academia, becoming a Professor of Law. He also got to the apogee of his legal career, as a Senior... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
How Reliable Are the Evaluation Processes in Varsities?The biblical admonition cliché: "you reap what you sow" has lost its luster amo
How Reliable Are the Evaluation Processes in Varsities?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 17 days ago
The biblical admonition cliché: "you reap what you sow" has lost its luster among the fraudulent college students whose motto is: it is not how much you read but who you sit next to in the exam room. Even worse is the new motto that states: you reap... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
PDP and the Crisis WithinIN his monumental novel, Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe scripted several less
PDP and the Crisis Within
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 days ago
IN his monumental novel, Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe scripted several lessons, which could be useful to the disintegrating clan in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In one of those witty interventions, the maestro warned that the man, whose... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Tunji Olaopa, the Burden of Education and National DevelopmentOn Sunday, July 27, I published an essay titled "Tunji Olaopa, Relevance of Aca
Tunji Olaopa, the Burden of Education and National Development
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 days ago
On Sunday, July 27, I published an essay titled "Tunji Olaopa, Relevance of Academic Disciplines and the National Question" in THISDAY. The essay was the first of a three-part reply to a series of essays published by the Federal Permanent Secretary... Read more
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Independent
Labour leadership race: How has Jeremy Corbyn galvanised so many people - both young and old?Andargachew, or Andy, as he is known to Yemi and their children, had been wante
Labour leadership race: How has Jeremy Corbyn galvanised so many people - both young and old?
Independent / Posted 23 days ago
Andargachew, or Andy, as he is known to Yemi and their children, had been wanted by the Ethiopian authorities for several years. A political refugee and UK citizen, he wrote a book that irritated the regime, and in 2009 was issued with the death... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Beasts of African NationsNothing else matters as much as a lion, and the terrible fear that privileged w
Beasts of African Nations
AllAfrica.com / Posted 25 days ago
Nothing else matters as much as a lion, and the terrible fear that privileged white people have that there will soon be no lions left to bring them to Africa. How can it not feel surreal, that there's this foreign hullaballoo over a lion, on a... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Reflections On a Fertile Desert, Thanks to Literary Icon ChakavaOne cool evening in the early Nineties, a happy group gathered at the then Kija
Reflections On a Fertile Desert, Thanks to Literary Icon Chakava
AllAfrica.com / Posted 26 days ago
One cool evening in the early Nineties, a happy group gathered at the then Kijabe Street premises of the East African Educational Publishers (EAEP), with Mr Henry Chakava as the host. Chakava had guests from England, stakeholders in the firm he... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Tessy-Biz Introduces Achebe's Autobiographical EssaysNigerian readers and institutions now have opportunity to get a new feel of the
Tessy-Biz Introduces Achebe's Autobiographical Essays
AllAfrica.com / Posted 26 days ago
Nigerian readers and institutions now have opportunity to get a new feel of the great literary power of late Chinua Achebe with the arrival of a reprint of his autobiographical essays-'The Education of a British-Protected Child' in the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Economy Melts Down As Succession Battle RagesIN one of his short stories, Civil Peace, Chinua Achebe says an African leader
Economy Melts Down As Succession Battle Rages
AllAfrica.com / Posted 29 days ago
IN one of his short stories, Civil Peace, Chinua Achebe says an African leader who avoids major social and economic issues of contemporary Africa will end up being completely irrelevant "like the absurd man in the proverb who leaves his burning house... Read more
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