Reconstructing the pride of place: Odili’s Ujubuonu Pride of the Spider Clan

Odili Ujubuonu’s third novel “Pride of the Spider Clan” is a work of fiction unlike many of its time. The novel, which concludes the tale of an enterprising Aro clan that began in “Pregnancy of the Gods” and further found expression in “Treasure in the Winds”, may read like a work of fiction – which … Continue reading Reconstructing the pride of place: Odili’s Ujubuonu Pride of the Spider Clan

Rainy Tuesday Morning: Random Musings of Agent 1027…

Here I am. Settled in, waiting patiently with a mug of freshly brewed dark coffee cradled in my hand, my oversized sweater draped around my shoulder, staring at my screen. I look over my shoulder, Antonia, colleague and bosom gossip mate, is already at it; scowling at her monitor, her hands waving frantically as she … Continue reading Rainy Tuesday Morning: Random Musings of Agent 1027…

Achebe rejects 50cent’s use of the “Things Fall Apart” title

Honestly, there is no big deal about Chinua Achebe’s rejection of the offer of one million dollars by 50 cent for the movie rights to the title of his novel ‘Things Fall Apart.’ It is standard business practice to reject bids and offers. In a cynical, money-driven society like ours-which is remarkably similar to America … Continue reading Achebe rejects 50cent’s use of the “Things Fall Apart” title

Abuja: the pretty ugly city I once never knew

For many who live outside the Federal capital, Abuja is a paradise of sorts. Some people, I’m sure, imagine her streets lined with gold and her houses floating mid-air. Am I the right person to scorn them? I really don’t think so. Reason? Some ten months back, I was a strong member of that school … Continue reading Abuja: the pretty ugly city I once never knew