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A New Dawn in Nigeria

By on April 3, 2015

This past week has shown that my country Nigeria has come of age as a mature democracy with the opposition winning the popular vote and the people making their…


Mother of George

By on August 7, 2013

2013 is certainly the year that Nigerian movies make it to the mainstream. We have the much-awaited cinematic adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun (directed by…


A Literary Hero Departs Our World

By on March 23, 2013

I started 2013 with Chinua Achebe’s There Was a Country. It remains for me the most authentic account of the events of the Nigerian civil war. I like to…


Lagos…still home!

By on April 28, 2010

NOTE: This article appeared on this blog a few years ago. Since I wrote this, I have been back to Lagos several times.

While I have not been back to…