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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



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

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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


Book Review: On Black Sisters' Street by Chika Unigwe


Madam believes in the power of incense to keep spirits away, and not just the spirits that belonged to humans. None of the other women believe in the efficacy of her incense but Madam is not one to be contradicted. 1,193 more words

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"Growing My Hair Again" Chika Unigwe

Growing My Hair Again is a story by Chika Unigwe that describes a young woman, Nneke’s, struggle with her abusive husband who has passed away. 330 more words

Diversathon 2.0 TBR

I’m very excited to be able to join Diversathon this time around. I won’t be joining in the group read, mainly because I’m currently doing a buddy read and also because I don’t have the book and don’t plan on buying it anytime soon. 896 more words

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Book Review #22 - On Black Sisters' Street

On Black Sisters’ Street starts with this quote from Brian Chikwava’s Seventh Street Alchemy; “Armed with a vagina and the will to survive, she knew that destination would never lay claim to her.” 823 more words

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