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A Book Review : Collective Amnesia by Koleka Putuma

Hey Guys!!!

I’m back with the Book Reviews. I was going to follow a schedule and say “watch out for book reviews every Sunday”, but I really do not know if I would be able to stick with the schedule. I can only try!

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Here’s a review of Collective Amnesia. I wouldn’t call it a review per se…but…Yeah Enjoy Still! 😊

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Chimamanda on Phyno’s Nme Nme.

 

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: ‘There’s a self-righteousness to the ultra-left that’s hard for me to stomach.’ Photograph: Stephen Voss for the Guardian

Cathy of the BBC Radio Sunday Morning Show talked to Queen Chimamanda on music, feminism, growing up in Nigeria, religion, Catholicism, racism, depression etc.  Continue reading “Chimamanda on Phyno’s Nme Nme.”

A FEMINIST MANIFESTO

A new piece from Chimamanda…I must warn, THIS IS A VERRRYYY LONG READ!!!! SO GET READY. DO NOT BE DISTRACTED.

“DEAR IJEAWELE, OR A FEMINIST MANIFESTO IN FIFTEEN SUGGESTIONS”
By Chimamanda Adichie

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My lover. Beyonce has got nothing on you. *sips lemonade*

Dear Ijeawele,

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Comfort the Disturbed. Disturb the Comfortable

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Me. Today. Disturbing my poor shoki skills.

Poetry does it for me. I spend half of my internet subscription downloading spoken word poetry. They are investments of some sort. For the future. A minute later. A day later. A year later. A safe house for when I’m depressed. Poetry for me is the way one word, sentence jumps out and crawls into my soul. It is the way I open my heart and entire being to that word/sentence and never let go.
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RELIGIOUS NIGERIANS

Hey Beautiful People! It’s been a while. I did nothing interesting with my short break. Well…I made new friends and maybe I’ll write about that soon. But I want to talk about something else.
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WOMEN LIKE US…..

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I’m very happy. Extremely excited. Grateful. Joyful. Happy.
I cried when my story got rejected by Farafina. I was broken and unhappy and sad. The greater heartache was when Adichie said she was looking for writers with “hearts”. I got over it and moved on and with some kind words from friends, I sent the story to http://www.coalng.com and it was published. Continue reading “WOMEN LIKE US…..”

…JUST GOT PUBLISHED (1)…

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Hey Beautiful People!

It’s been a while. I’ve been writing exams. Some were okay. Some were very terrible. (*wipestear*). But I have a very wonderful news.

I JUST GOT PUBLISHED! Continue reading “…JUST GOT PUBLISHED (1)…”

SIR, I AM NOT YOUR DARLING.

         Tale of Three Sisters.

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Chinelo

Sorry Sir, I am not your darling.
I appreciate the lifts. Yes sir, I really do.
I appreciate the offer to take care of my shopping bill at the supermarket and I will heartily welcome any future offers.
I appreciate the efforts to make conversation and fill the silences.

But no Sir, I am not your Darling.

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A FATHER’S EXCESSES

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Picture Source : FARIDA'S FACEBOOK COVER PHOTO

This beautiful piece was written by a friend, someone I have so much respect for when it comes to writing and living.
I read this and it broke me. Once I again I’m reminded that TO WRITE IS TO REJECT SILENCE. Read and think.
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