Archive | April 2016

#PostcardsFromAfrica | Address to the National Conference on Culture and Tourism by Prof. Wole Soyinka

April 27, 2016. THE KILLING CULTURE OF THE NEO-NOMADIC by Prof. Wole Soyinka

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Culture is closely intertwined with tourism – the former, in fact, often drives the latter. The destination uppermost in the minds of most tourists we know is – Culture. This means that both share friends and – enemies. Of the principal enemies, seeing that we find ourselves within the precincts of governance, I intend to engage your attention in this brief address to just one: Insecurity. That inability of any vacationist to let go completely, relax, submit oneself completely to the offerings of a new environment – the sounds, sights, smells, textures and taste.

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#PostcardsFromAfrica: BREAKING NEWS – President Buhari condemns killer-herdsmen attacks, to meet Enugu governor

I Stand With Enugu

– President Buhari condemns Fulani attacks, orders Nigerian army to go after the herdsmen

– The president will meet the governor of Enugu state to discuss current situation

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the recent upsurge in communal violence by suspected herdsmen, and has ordered the police and the military to “take all necessary action to stop the carnage”.

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Eve Ensler’s VAGINA MONOLOGUES is coming to Toronto!

“When you rape, beat, maim, mutilate, burn, bury and terrorize women, you destroy the essential life energy on the planet…..The heart is capable of sacrifice. So is the vagina. The heart is able to forgive and repair. It can change it’s shape to let us in. It can expand to let us out. So can the vagina. It can ache for us and stretch for us, die for us and bleed and bleed us into this difficult, wondrous world. So can the vagina….”
~Eve Ensler, The Vagina Monologues
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WWN™ Reflections|Life is Synchronistic Poetry, in Motion or Stillness….

Day 115. Be Exemplary By JulietKego

“Whichever way we look at it, life is synchronistic poetry in motion or stillness. Everybody’s breath is a line, a verse and we all come together to co-create one beautiful poem, albeit messed up. Our lines expands in the thoughts we think, overflows into the words we speak, in the emotions we feel, in the choices we make, the paths we do not take, the ones we retrace, in the tears we cry, in the laughter of our hearts, in the dreams we dare to dream, in the sacred silence of our soul’s being….with every encounter and experience.

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A final salute to a PRINCE: Rest in Peace, Where Doves Fly….

And today, the clouds reign in purple glory, as he rests where doves fly… ~@JulietKego

[The news below was confirmed by CNN].

The artist know as Prince (Born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958, has been confirmed dead in his Minneapolis home (He was 57 years old). He was a music icon, a Grammy award-winning artist, who was known for such hits as Purple Rain, Kiss, Little Red Corvette, The Beautiful Ones, Raspberry Beret, If I Was Your Girlfriend, Diamonds and Pearls and The Most Beautiful Girl in the world.

The originality of his artistry was succinctly captured on twitter thus: “PRINCE: Followed by many, follower of no one. Pretty much sums it up.” ~Angela Fritz

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 27: Musician Prince performs onstage at the 2006 BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 27: Musician Prince performs onstage at the 2006 BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Week #17. WWN Reflections by @JulietKego |Communicating with civility and respect (abuse is the weapon of the vulgar)!

“It’s okay to disagree with the thoughts or opinions expressed by other people. That doesn’t give you the right to deny any sense they might make. Nor does it give you a right to accuse someone of poorly expressing their beliefs just because you don’t like what they are saying. Learn to recognize good writing when you read it, even if it means overcoming your pride and opening your mind beyond what is comfortable.”  ~Ashly Lorenzana

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#PostcardsFromAfrica – Expanding the narrative beyond Corruption; the ICPC tackles Sex-for-Grade in Nigerian Universities.

ICPCOver the past several years, some key areas of advocacy which WWN continues to undertake and champion are: Financial Literary & Economic Empowerment for women, Education of the Girl Child, Domestic Violence Against Women & Children, Sexual Abuse, Assault and Harassment of Women and Youths.

In collaboration with other advocacy groups and different groups of experts across multidisciplinary teams, we’ve investigated, commissioned and completed several reports for different sectors and stakeholders in our society.

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