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O people of the book!

I have been busy lately making new friends. And the spirit is leading me to introduce you to a bunch of prostitutes (ranging from ages 19 – 43) with whom I have grown VERY close. 291 more words


On Black Sisters Street by Chika Unigwe, translated by Jonathon Cape


On Black Sisters Street is a dark but good book about the lives of women who have been trafficked to Belgium from Nigeria. It’s sad and a little heartbreaking, but it’s not disaster porn, if that makes any sense. 766 more words



Stories abound. People tell stories when they sip tea. When they meet friends in the streets. When they talk with their children at nighttime. Stories float in the air, walk over soily paths, hide in the innermost being op people. 34 more words


SEX WORKERS: A Marginalised Group in Nigerian Literature.

There is hardly any other group that has been – and continues to be – underrepresented in Nigerian literature than sex workers. The marginalization of this class is so obvious that one would think that every new Nigerian writer passes through some confirmation rites during which he or she swears to perpetuate the age-old policy. 328 more words

Any Other Business


When my friend Chimee Adioha, told me about the tribute for Buchi Emecheta, I knew I was going to be there.  No two ways about it.   1,335 more words

African Literature

When trepidation hones the imagination into literary gems

Chika Unigwe is a well known writer, who hails from Nigeria, but who lives in Belgium. She has been appointed a member of the jury of the 2017 Man Booker Prize. 29 more words