TO BUILD A MONUMENT

TO BUILD A MONUMENT

i have known false teachers who swept me beneath their words, forced me out of my orbit to fly under the radar and made it clear that i had nothing to offer. and although my spirit broke when death simultaneously…

The inevitable direction of my life

One of my very girl-best friends calls me and after we exchange a string of sentences, she asks me, “are you happy, Emmanuel?” I respond without thinking, “yes.” I respond without thinking. She asks me if I am happy, and…

Rotimi Babatunde: Interesting Reads

Rotimi Babatunde: Interesting Reads

I am learning Rotimi Babatunde. Here are interesting interviews he has granted, which I have found very interesting: PEN America Nigerians Talk Books Live SA And then, Tade Ipadeola, President of PEN Nigeria, wrote an interesting essay bothering on the accusation against…

3bute.com adapts Caine Prize 2012 Shortlisted Stories

  The 2012 winner of the of the £10,000 Caine Prize, Africa’s leading literary prize, will be announced at a celebratory dinner at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, on Monday 2 July. To promote the new crop of young writers, 3bute.com in collab…

On Maiwada’s Foray in Plagiarism

The problem is not that Ahmed Maiwada has complained of the similarities in ‘Bombay’s Republic’ and ‘Burma Boy.’ It is the manner in which he has done so — choosing to make a hurried conclusion before a logical argument, and…

Let's Talk About Sex

Let’s Talk About Sex

Did you just cringe from this direct affront of a title? Then that might be the hypocrite in you, the sappy morality you probably incurred from a decent upbringing and/or  religious beliefs. I am of a modest upbringing too: a good…

The Problem With Small Miracles

So, I was one of the cyberspace moralists that put in word for Okeoghene Ighiwoto, the now famous Nigerian patient who has been ‘saved’. How might one begin thinking of this matter in a post-salvation mode, now that we feel…

Virality is a Cause

[For an insightful background into #SaveOke, see the images of Okeoghene Ighiwoto on Linda Ikeji’s blog,read Temitayo Olofinlua’s piece, and read Oke's story] Jason Russell and his cohorts have shown us how ‘viral’ suggests infiniteness, a geometric progression, an x….

Lessons Learnt in Freelance Mode

Olaniran Osotuyi, one of my closest friends and colleagues, appeared before a court for the first time on Monday 27. Earlier, a few days earlier, another friend, Abimbola, had also made her first appearance. We were amongst a total of…

Since We Are Afraid of Infinite Silence

Thoughts on Boko Haram Consider the danger of infinite silence. They come to us in the name of God, for evil has taken the guise of virtue. They say they are speaking a collective language, premised on restating the religious…