Archive for: chinua achebe

Okey Ndibe: Towards an ethnicity of values

Okey Ndibe: Towards an ethnicity of values

by Okey Ndibe When we see Nigeria’s parade of PhDs act and speak as if each issue is defined by their particular ethnicity or religion, then we must pause and ask salient questions. Here’s...

 

Why Goodluck Jonathan is the president we deserve (YNaija Long Read)

Why Goodluck Jonathan is the president we deserve (YNaija Long Read)

by Wole Olabanji If you happen to see a woman leaving the Federal Secretariat (Phase I) in Abuja with a bottle of liquid and assume, because of a certain yellowish colour, it is one of the popular...

 

Ngozi Achebe: Remembering Achebe’s transition and half a century of Arrow of God

Ngozi Achebe: Remembering Achebe’s transition and half a century of Arrow of God

by Ngozi Achebe I said something similar, or at least thought it, a year ago. Nigeria had lost one of its most salient and insistent voices – quiet but with the reverberations of thunderclaps...

 

Uduak Oduok: No Ma’am, Chimamanda Adichie’s use of “F__k you” on TV is NOT free speech

Uduak Oduok: No Ma’am, Chimamanda Adichie’s use of “F__k you” on TV is NOT free speech

by Uduak Oduok Let’s separate the two issues. The choice of language is not the issue. The appropriate forum for such a language is the issue. In my world at least, the use of the f word is...

 

Opinion: If Nigeria was China or Saudi Arabia, would the western world interfere?

Opinion: If Nigeria was China or Saudi Arabia, would the western world interfere?

by Azuka Onwuka Yet, the US sees no evil, hears no evil, keeps its mouth shut and continues to do business with China. Its president continues to exchange presidential visits with his Chinese...

 

SNAPSHOT: Chinua Achebe shows off his works in 1958

SNAPSHOT: Chinua Achebe shows off his works in 1958

by Oge Okonkwo One of the greatest writers to have come out of Africa, late Chinua Achebe just had his book -the classic book ‘Things Fall Apart” published in 1958 at the age of 28...

 

That thing around its neck: Is ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ the biggest flop of 2013? (YNaija Long Read)

That thing around its neck: Is ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ the biggest flop of 2013? (YNaija Long Read)

by Wilfred Okiche One of the surest things on the planet at the moment? Come Thursday next week, when all of the votes are in and the names are pulled out of ballot, Chiwetel Ejiofor, the British...

 

Okey Ikechukwu: Those who call 1914 a mistake are mixing things up badly

Okey Ikechukwu: Those who call 1914 a mistake are mixing things up badly

by Okey Ikechukwu No one cried foul over Awo’s politics in the South West before he engineered Zik’s ouster using ethnic solidarity. Before then he was aware of himself as a Yoruba man. He...

 

Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher, Chinua Achebe & other deaths that shook the world in 2013

Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher, Chinua Achebe & other deaths that shook the world in 2013

by Rachel Ogbu We wonder what Christmas in heaven will be like this year. On earth, while we celebrate the birth of Christ, we also mourn the passing away of people whose life and story changed...

 

Opinion: The hard knocks of death

Opinion: The hard knocks of death

by Somefun OluwasegunWhen Angel Death brings its hard knocks down on man, it is all a matter of how well you have lived in response to God’s benchmark. For the writer, man only exceeds this mark...