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The African Girl-Child

“We raise girls to cater to the fragile egos of men. We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We tell girls ‘you can have ambition, but not too much.

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"It had been my mother who introduced me to the Chimamanda Adichie book in 2007" Chiwetel Ejiofor Says As He Embarks On A New Film 'Half Of A Yellow Sun'

Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Oscar-nominated performance in 12 Years a Slave projected his film career to a new level. His next film Half of a Yellow Sun, set in the violent struggles of 1960s Nigeria, is a long way from Hollywood but the actor insists stardom won’t mean leaving low-budget projects behind. 926 more words

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FEMINIST – A HORRIBLE ADJECTIVE?

By Eli Sabblah 

She walked into the class confidently and headed straight for the lecturers’ table at the front. It turned out the course wasn’t the only thing new to me that day, the lecturer was too. 1,284 more words

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TED: Stories

You might have heard that TED Conferences LLC is partnering with Simon & Schuster to create TED Books (click here for all the details). That sent me down the informative, yet addicting, rabbit hole of TED Talks. 86 more words

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The Danger of a Single Story

A story has many purposes and outcomes. Many stories encourage love and joy, while others stimulates hatred and sorrow. Novels and films of romance may arouse sensual and passionate emotions, while horror genres may promote frightening and thrilling sensations. 1,146 more words

AFRICA39 WRITERS LIST IS OUT!

What is the Africa39 Project?

The Africa39 Project is part of the series of events and programs celebrating Port Harcourt’s selection as UNESCO World Book Capital for 2014… 456 more words

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Ted Talks: Chimamanda Adichie

Chimamanda’s talk about the dangers of a single story really touched me. Stereotypes are natural. This is made clear in her talk because she shares her personal confession with having a misconception about someone because she only knew one side of the story. 305 more words