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Okey Ndibe: Writing As Activism

Okey Ndibe: Writing As Activism

🕔23:31, 28.Oct 2019

Ndibe and his generation, in their socio-political vision and artistic instinctiveness, have faithfully taken up the baton and crusade “to confront the social realities considered responsible for the failure of the country to live up to its widely-acknowledged potential”

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I’ll Say it Loud; I’m Nigerian And I’m Proud!

I’ll Say it Loud; I’m Nigerian And I’m Proud!

🕔08:07, 19.Oct 2018

I am proud to be a citizen of a country (which incidentally is one of the few in the world) that has been richly blessed with both natural and human resources. I am proud to be the citizen of a country where despite our diversity, we work hard to be united. I am proud to be the citizen of Chinua Achebe’s country; Soyinka’ country and Kanu Nwankwo’s country. And like James Brown would have advised, I shout at the rooftops;

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Culture-Sensitive And Culture-Sensible Feminism

Culture-Sensitive And Culture-Sensible Feminism

🕔03:44, 26.Aug 2018

Beyonce was one of the female icons that brought feminism to the mainstream. Chimamanda Adichie brought it home to Nigeria and the two global icons teamed up in Beyonce’s song “Flawless” to advocate feminism. However, Chimamanda has come out to state that her own type of feminism differs from that of Beyonce because the later centers on male domination as the focal point of gender equality. She antagonises Queen Bey in the sense that women should not center the conversation on how their successes leads to and revolves around their man, but how much they can achieve these irrespective of a man. However, she’s not advocating isolation or “men are scum” ideas. First time I listened to “Flawless” and got to know about Adichie’s advocacy for feminism, I actually googled and found that she’s happily married. In our part of the world, feminism is dominated by single ladies often from broken marriages and older ladies that most often than not abuse the mind of young girls that don’t see anything wrong with the patriarchal society we find ourselves.

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Chimamanda Adichie: In Defence Of The Nigerian Critic

Chimamanda Adichie: In Defence Of The Nigerian Critic

🕔14:28, 27.Apr 2018

She’s obviously a hugely talented lady who I think only needs to develop the capacity to handle criticisms better, good or bad. I feel for her because she should be above something like this.

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Dear Unnamed Person Telling Me To Shut Up– Chimamanda Adichie

Dear Unnamed Person Telling Me To Shut Up– Chimamanda Adichie

🕔05:54, 25.Apr 2018

I am tired of Nigerians who read a headline and, without bothering to get details and context, jump on the outrage bandwagon and form lazy, shallow opinions

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Some Perspectives And Nuance In The Current Chimamanda Argument

Some Perspectives And Nuance In The Current Chimamanda Argument

🕔16:22, 24.Apr 2018

It’s easy to rally and rave about “the choice to label yourself whatever you want” but if it is the case that the opposite option could cost you a lot, then are you really the one making that choice?

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Chimamanda Adichie: How I Was Sexually Assaulted At Age 17

Chimamanda Adichie: How I Was Sexually Assaulted At Age 17

🕔16:04, 20.Apr 2018

I felt as if I didn’t matter, as if my body existed merely as a thing to be done with as he wanted

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On Bookshops – Not Libraries – In Nigeria–Chimamanda Adichie

On Bookshops – Not Libraries – In Nigeria–Chimamanda Adichie

🕔06:59, 27.Jan 2018

French Journalist: Are there bookshops in Nigeria?
Adichie: Well, I think it reflects poorly on French people that you asked that question

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Rather Nigerian Huts Than Trump’s Sex Mansions

Rather Nigerian Huts Than Trump’s Sex Mansions

🕔07:11, 25.Dec 2017

When it comes to living or having lived in a hut, Nigerians have nothing to be ashamed or to be embarrassed or to be defensive about. When it comes to living in a hut, we are in great company with world’s finest icons.

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It Doesn’t Happen Here, So We Don’t Have To Take It Seriously [Part 2]–Chimamanda Adichie

It Doesn’t Happen Here, So We Don’t Have To Take It Seriously [Part 2]–Chimamanda Adichie

🕔03:31, 10.Apr 2017

(This is a strange time to criticize journalism, by the way, because the unhinged American president has lied about journalists and turned journalism into an easy punching bag. Journalism is not just important but sacred. It is a necessity in

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