Chinua Achebe: Death, Where Are Thy Claws? – Niyi Osundare

Chinua Achebe: Death, Where Are Thy Claws? – Niyi Osundare

(Chinua Achebe 1930-2013 and on in our hearts)   Chinua Achebe is one of those epically unique individuals whose lives have been so full, so purposive and so impactful that we begin to pray that they will never die. But who doesn’t know that that is mere wishful thinking? To be sure, the Eagle on Iroko … Continue reading Chinua Achebe: Death, Where Are Thy Claws? – Niyi Osundare

Musings Of A Hustler (episode 16)

  All the pent up excitement that had been built up in me vanished at the sighting of my neighbor’s child. I barely restrained myself from hissing at the poor boy. “What do you want?” I snapped. The eager smiling face of the boy turned into a frightful face in no instant. “my..m…my mum says … Continue reading Musings Of A Hustler (episode 16)

Lookout for Miss Right- Episode 25

You should know; I had never seen a gun pointed at me up close before. I mean, I’d seen the usual guns Nigerian police carried about for show, but none had ever been a threat to me. So, pardon me if I say I was scared shitless. It didn’t matter who was wielding the weapon, … Continue reading Lookout for Miss Right- Episode 25

Achebe Is Not Dead

Achebe Is Not Dead

“Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should fear; Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come.” –          William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar How can a word … Continue reading Achebe Is Not Dead