On Friday a new President was sworn into office in Nigeria. The new political administration has ushered in a lot of firsts. It challenged the dominance of a ruling party that remained in power for 16 years unhampered. The odds seemed stacked against President Muhammadu Buhari who had run for presidency three times prior to… Continue reading NIGERIAN POLITICS- CAN WE FIX OUR PROBLEMS?
I’m reading some of Ismail Kadare’s poetry and listening to the ‘Royal’ by Lorde (incredible song, get on it if you haven’t already!). The poems are comforting as I ponder who i want to be and what i want to read. The latter being significantly less staggering…naturally. ps this post is quite long so a… Continue reading UPDATE|What to read,who to be and pointless natter inbetween
Rating 9/10 Worth reading? – YES! Americanah is a story about Ifemelu and Obinze who have a deep mature love for high school sweethearts. They fall in love in Nigeria and must part when Ifemelu halfway through university due to strikes, goes to study in America, both of them full of plans to reunite. Adichie… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW| “Americanah” by Chimananda Ngozi Adichie
I might need a SOAPBOX for this post!!- there has been a lot on my mind that I feel quite strongly about – so many interesting events and articles that caught my attention in the past couple of days so grab a snack and sit tight. So there’s the COZA/Esse Walter scandal which you can… Continue reading SARATU CHATS | Musings on big awkward nigerian issues
Rating- 8/10 Worth Reading? – Yes I didn’t know what to expect from the Wole Soyinka prize winner because no summary was incuded at the back of the book as is usually the case however, I was pleasantly surprised. Its a story that charts the life of a woman called Enita Taiwo in Nigeria (lagos… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW| Sefi Atta ‘Everything good will come’
WORTH A READ? – YES RATING – 7/10 Iweala’s book is essentially a non fiction account of the prevalence of AIDS in Africa and Nigeria in particular. The author is a Harvard-educated physician and the son of Nigerian Minister of Finance/Former Managing Director of World Bank- Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. In the book, the staggering level… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW| Uzodinma Iweala ‘Our kind of people’
Ever so often my amazing country finds a way to break my heart, usually through its copious inadequacies. In this instance, the culprit is the repercussions of (abhorrently) poor leadership Basically, section 29(4)(b) of the Nigerian Constitution says that ‘any woman who is married shall be deemed to be of full age’. This practically legitimizes… Continue reading NEWS| Nigerian senators support paedophilia #ChildNotBride
A nigerian has won the fourteenth Caine Prize for African writing for his story entitled “Miracles” which is an excerpt from his forthcoming novel ‘The Proximity of Distance’.His story is about religion and the treachery therein, set in a Nigerian Evangelical Church is Texas where a blind prophet attempts to perform a miracle on a… Continue reading NEWS| Tope Folarin wins Caine Prize 2013