Tag Archives: Chinua Achebe

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The Cats in Igboho’s House

The Cats in Igboho’s House

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 5 July, 2021) It was in Hubert Ogunde’s ‘Jayesinmi’ that we last saw witches transforming into cats – black cat, red cat. I never knew witchery and witchcraft have found their way into the curricula of our security academies until the recent Igboho night experience. Media reports said

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Perfidy Shrouded in Respectability

Until the Lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter – Chinua Achebe (1930-2013) In his analysis of Africans, Lord Lugard wrote the following in page 70 of The Dual Mandate by F. D. Lugard, 1926. “In character and temperament, the typical African of this race-type is a happy, thriftless, excitable person.

Why Quality Education Matters

Human capital is the foundation of any great country. This is why Nigeria must place much emphasis on the stability and state of instruction in the academia so that our Universities and other institutions of higher learning can continue to produce quality graduates who would put the nation first and can be counted on to

Salvaging Nigeria

By AKIN BANJOKO As a writer of Nigerian descent living in the United States, US, whenever I attend writers’ conferences, workshops or book festivals, my American colleagues always ask me if I have read certain books about Nigeria. There are few I have read, but there are many I have not and this usually makes

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