Chinua Achebe publishes his long-awaited memoir, ‘There Was a Country’

Chinua Achebe publishes his long-awaited memoir, ‘There Was a Country’

The prize-winning 81-year-old Nigerian author and academic, Prof Chinua Achebe has released his long-awaited memoir, ‘There Was a Country’ in the United Kingdom yesterday. After being silent about his Biafran war experience, the much anticipated work describes the brutal three-year Biafran war, in which he acted as roving cultural ambassador for the Biafran Republic when … Continue reading Chinua Achebe publishes his long-awaited memoir, ‘There Was a Country’

How To Craft A Killer Essay Introduction (I)

How To Craft A Killer Essay Introduction (I)

You have most likely read engaging, page-turning articles before and marvelled at, or be intimidated by, the exceptional genius and language-mastery expertise with which the writer crafted the piece. You might have taken the essayist for a wizard – one whose talent and skills you do not possess and may never develop – but wait … Continue reading How To Craft A Killer Essay Introduction (I)

Oluronbi (part 1)

*You probably all know the tale of Oluronbi, but this is modernized with little twists, and it is in installments* OLURONBI We had walked through the forest bare feet and stopped at the bank of a river. When we stopped, they increased the pitch of their song. They had been chanting for over an hour … Continue reading Oluronbi (part 1)

My Plight

My Plight

Alone I sat in humble plight. Bleak! The brimming mess of a murky world heavy like Olumo wreathed on my neck My eyes amid torrid tears and roving then I asked: what is it about? About helpless bemoaning children scampering about in want of sourless milk About pregnant children heavy with quasioko what is it … Continue reading My Plight

“The American Embassy” By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (a Review)

“The American Embassy” By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (a Review)

I purchased a copy of “The Thing Around Your Neck” at my university’s bookshop yesterday. I perused through it when I got home. I skipped a couple of stories like “Cell One,” therein, which I had already read in The New Yorker and other literary journals, on the internet. I stopped at “The American Embassy,” … Continue reading “The American Embassy” By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (a Review)