All posts by john chizoba vincent

JOHN chizoba VINCENT is a poet, novelist and cinematographer,. He lives in Lagos.

Blame The School System For Those Lies Our Teacher Told Us.

BLAME THE SCHOOL SYSTEM FOR THOSE LIES OUR TEACHERS TOLD US Blame the school system for those lies our teachers told us in the classroom. Good grades are not what life needs, in reality, good grades sometimes don’t take you up there but they condition your mind to one man’s idea. Blame the school system … Continue reading Blame The School System For Those Lies Our Teacher Told Us.

Questioning The Illusion Of Burying The Dead In Some Part Of Nigeria

QUESTIONING THE ILLUSION OF BURYING THE DEAD IN SOME PART OF NIGERIA Why do people spend much money during funerals? Why do we honour people more when they are dead than when they were alive? We build houses, we re-paint the old house, we repair the Zinc, we build more rooms and repair the damaged … Continue reading Questioning The Illusion Of Burying The Dead In Some Part Of Nigeria

Writing Is Not For Little Children

Each time I try to do it right, I fail myself. I’ve tried all I could but I keep getting it wrong. The other day, someone’s comment on my wall made me want to give up writing but I told myself I would write again and again and again but I keep failng and failing … Continue reading Writing Is Not For Little Children

Wearing My Father’s Thoughts About Tradition And Cultures of My People.

WEARING MY FATHER’S THOUGHTS ABOUT TRADITION AND CULTURE OF MY PEOPLE. Growing up, I saw no shrine in my father’s compound. I saw no native doctor or any thing fetish in our family compound in Nkporo. But the worst of it all was that I didn’t see him in the church until his death in … Continue reading Wearing My Father’s Thoughts About Tradition And Cultures of My People.

Will Igbo Language Survive Till The Next Generation?

WILL IGBO LANGUAGE SURVIVE TILL THE NEXT GENERATION? Will Igbo language still be relevant in the next generation? Will it still survive as a language in the next 50 years to come? Will people still speak this language or will they have a modernised one? WILL IGBO LANGUAGE SURVIVE TILL THE NEXT GENERATION? The gradual … Continue reading Will Igbo Language Survive Till The Next Generation?

If I Have Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie As A Mother

IF I HAVE CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE AS A MOTHER Sometimes I always get myself into some thoughts I’ll rather avoid on a good day because some issues are better left behind than talking or writing about them. Some other times, I refrain myself from these thoughts, from putting them on a piece of paper for … Continue reading If I Have Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie As A Mother