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We Are Not Cursed #20 (II)

PART 20 (II)

Edited by: Darlene Jones

Moments after everyone was seated, Umeh stood up in the midst the rectangular formation, supporting himself with his walking stick. 1,765 more words


Things Fall Apart

by Chinua Achebe

Long on my to-read list, I finally finished Nigerian author Chinua Achebe’s 1958 début novel the other day. Reluctantly, I’m having to place him on my list of authors whose débuts were far better than my own (that’s a… 349 more words


Word of the Week – April 14th, 2014

Jide: means Hold

Sentence: Jide nwanne gi aka (Hold your siblings hand)


How to start a Friday the right way.

Here’s a little Osadebe to start us off on the right note.

Tot’s instrumental version of the popular Osita Osadebe song ‘Agbalu Aka Na-Azo Ani’:

The real thing:


Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

As I mentioned in a previous post, the first time I read Half of a Yellow Sun I raced through it over a along weekend.  I knew I loved it and that I would have to read it again.  508 more words


Word of the Week – April 7th, 2014

Umu Akwukwomeans Students

Sentence: Umu Akwukwo n’ege onye nkuzi nti (The students are listening to the teacher)


Small Town (2)

I thought about what mother had told me before we left the house: “Don’t talk about anything opinion worthy, at least not the first time. Discuss children, his family, favorite dishes and so on. 1,418 more words