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Commentary: The Seeker

Commentary: The Seeker

To whom it may concern, Salaam. Good afternoon if it is afternoon where you are in the world. Dumelang. Sanibonani. Molo, kunjani? Go fish. I hope you are well family. Gravity has sparked a kind of unnerving stimulus in the supreme banality of the life of the leaf, in my own modernity, my cognition that […]

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Quotes

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Nelson Mandela

BHM Blog series Day 1: The Black and Mental Slavery

BHM Blog series Day 1: The Black and Mental Slavery

See this video by @journeyofasister

See this video by @journeyofasister

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I LEARNED A LESSON by Dollin Holt

I LEARNED A LESSON by Dollin Holt

To distract myself from some apprehension I was having this morning when the postman dropped those brown envelopes, the ones that come this time of month (of bills and misery), I requested a cheerful driver, as I called for a taxi. ‘ Don’t send me that moody and miserable Mr Ali’, I cooed on the […]

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Taking too long before making a decision can lead to disaster. – Nadine Gordimer

AFRICAN LITERATURE IS LITERATURE WRITTEN BY AFRICANS IN AFRICAN LANGUAGES….Ngugi Wa Thiongo

AFRICAN LITERATURE IS LITERATURE WRITTEN BY AFRICANS IN AFRICAN LANGUAGES….Ngugi Wa Thiongo

By Wale Okediran, Veteran Writer, Prof Ngugi Wa Thiongo has reiterated his well known position on the use of Language in African Literature with a new charge to African writers to write in African languages. In a correspondence addressed to Dr Wale Okediran the Secretary General of the Pan African Writers Association (PAWA) over the […]

Professor Moyọ̀ Òkédiji : William Shakespeare, KING CHARLES III, Act 1, Scene 1 (#4)

Professor Moyọ̀ Òkédiji :        William Shakespeare, KING CHARLES III, Act 1, Scene 1 (#4)

EGUNGUN: How, oh king, would you feel to have your village attacked, pillaged, destroyed, set on fire? KING CHARLES: That indeed, would be a thing of pity. EGUNGUN: Precisely that you did in Africa. KING CHARLES: How so? Prove your accusation. It is of no virtue to lay an indictment without proof. The wind blows […]

UJEVWU TRAIN STATION (October 2021) by Dollin Holt

UJEVWU TRAIN STATION (October 2021) by Dollin Holt

First, the train slowly glided on The shiny rails of Itakpe Station. Then it took off with a vengeance. I craned my neck to see rivers, streams, Ecologically valuable farmlands, wetlands And other ecosystems until a curtain of haze Descended and blocked the late evening sun. At Auchi, a parade of migrant birds, dashing Across […]

A BRIGHTER FUTURE IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF DREAMS AND HARDWORK by Dollin Holt

A BRIGHTER FUTURE IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF DREAMS AND HARDWORK by Dollin Holt

No matter how Life has belittled you, No matter how Poverty has entrapped you, Let your mind wander freely Let your imaginations wander widely Let it be an affirmation of your God-given Right to create a future that is filled with hope. Remember that a brighter future is always on the other side of dreams […]

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