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The Trouble with Nigeria by Chinua Achebe

Date Read: April 5th 2015

Published: 1983

Publisher: Heinemann

Pages: 68

The Blurb

The eminent African novelist and critic, here addresses Nigeria’s problems, aiming to challenge the resignation of Nigerians and inspire them to reject old habits which inhibit Nigeria from becoming a modern and attractive country. 699 more words

African Literature

Nnenna... that's a strange name

It’s not strange to me, it’s the one I got when I was born and I’ll have it until I die.

Let’s get the ‘strange name’ explanation done early on, it’s said exactly as it is spelled… Nne as in NE-ver and nna as in just the lower case n sound as opposed to a capital en sound. 651 more words

African Names

My Struggle With Greeting Yorubas

In secondary school, I had my first encounter with what I felt was some form of tribalism. It wasn’t that I was unaware that such feelings existed, after all my parents had rubbed into my ear how I shouldn’t consider marrying any woman that wasn’t from Imo or Abia state when the time for marriage came. 261 more words

Life

panafrised reblogged this on Collecting Africa.

AHA IGBO (Igbo Names)

  • Adaku (Female) Daughter of Wealth
  • Ajuluchukwu (Male) We Ask God
  • Akuabia (Male) Wealth Has Arrived
  • Akumjeli (Unique) Wealth That I will Enjoy
  • Akwaugo (Female) Precious Daughter…
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God

My Struggle With Greeting Yorubas

In secondary school, I had my first encounter with what I felt was some form of tribalism. It wasn’t that I was unaware that such feelings existed, after all my parents had rubbed into my ear how I shouldn’t consider marrying any woman that wasn’t from Imo or Abia state when the time for marriage came. 261 more words

Life

"Igbo leaders have a lot to learn from Tinubu" - Chima Okafor

Former Anambra State Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Tourism and Coordinator, All Progressives Congress Campaign Council in the state, Mr. Chima Okafor‎, told journalists in an interactive session that political leaders in the South-east have a lot to learn from former Lagos State Governor, Senator Bola Tinubu. 58 more words

Politics

KONKOBILITIES

This is the thing that seized the throat of the songbird of Ogbaku:

That Honorable, having painted the seesaw road that bleeds into Ogbaku

In bands of blacks and whites, … 248 more words