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Celebrating Americanah

Relaxing your hair is like being in prison. You’re caged in. Your hair rules you. You didn’t go running with Curt today because you don’t want to sweat out this straightness. You’re always battling to make your hair do what it wasn’t meant to do. – Americanah 

Shout out to my friend Akpo for going the extra mile – he bought this book for me  and made sure Aunty Chimamanda signed. He did  this in 2015 and I got it in 2016.  I read Americanah in 2013.

Hey guys I am so excited! Chimamanda’s Americanah won the “ONE BOOK ONE NEW YORK PROGRAMME”.The One Book, One New York is the largest community reading program in the USA, bringing together book-loving New Yorkers to read the same book at the same time. The program was launched in February 2017 with quintessential New York flair, featuring five celebrities who each urged New Yorkers to vote for one of five award-winning books. Ultimately, the votes were tallied and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah was selected as the book all New Yorkers will read together.

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L. L. B ULTIMATE CLASS RANT TWO

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Hello beautiful people!

It’s been 10days since I last posted here and it seems like forever. There’s so much I want to say and talk about but I do not have the words yet; I know I’ll write about them one day because one thing is sure; dying with an untold story inside you is a big loss.
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TWENTY-TWO

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22 is basically the only age you can use as leverage. Meaning that because it’s the exact age between life-as-you-know-it and what will later be known as ‘real life’ (that’s scientifically proven, of course), people expect you to make some mistakes. Mistakes like overcooking a pot-roast or dating someone who may not be right for you. And that’s okay, because heck, you’re just 22. Shanelle Kaul

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She’s Blessing and so is her FRO!

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Blessing Chimdiuto Lawrence.

“My God, Chimdinma, I was walking down the road and everyone was just staring, I’m pretty sure they were looking at my hair. It’s so funny how nobody knows what our African hair looks like anymore.”

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What 2015 Taught me.

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Pain, if you let it, can be the best thing that could happen to you. That was what I learnt last year.
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ALL FRO’D UP FOR 2016

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WE DON’T GO “NATURAL”, WE RETURN. “NATURAL” IS WHERE IT ALL BEGAN! – Unknown.
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