Archive | February 2015

Postcards from Africa #2: “This is not the Nigeria they fought for…” by Alexx Ekubo

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[The post below was written by Nigerian actor and media personality, Alexx Ekubo on the current political situation in Nigeria. It was culled from his Instagram Page, reformatted and posted here (along with his picture), with his explicit permission. Thanks a lot Alexx! And yes, he confirmed his name is actually spelled with two ‘xx’. 🙂

‘Have you seen my Childhood? By Alexx Ekubo

10488796_722521301141191_106242688_aI miss growing up, I miss the Good Old days and  the things that made it the “Good Old days”. Simple things like the peace in my country. I’m from Abia State, born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, bred in Lagos, schooled in Katsina and lived in Kano. I attended University in Calabar, in Cross River State. I travelled the length and breadth of Nigeria without the fear of a bomb explosion or being kidnapped!

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Closing the Integrity Gap: Between the Guardian UK and Chimamanda Adichie’s Essay

The GuardianThe back and forth between The Guardian UK and award-winning writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is getting quite interesting (for lack of a better word). What would have ended up as a simple retraction is slowly sliding into the realms of ‘he said, she said’.

In all of this, perhaps it’s a bit self-absorbed of me to be more interested in the fact that hopefully these series of exchanges will help promote both her essay and subsequently the talk about depression. This was the whole point of the essay in the first place!

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Press Statement re Her Article (“Mornings Are Dark, I Cry Often”), Published in Error on The Guardian.

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Chimamanda’s Management have released the following statement on why the article was removed. Contrary to speculation, it is not because the author wants to “hide” her depression experience rather it was due to a misunderstanding with the Guardian UK Newspaper.

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