Day: February 14, 2020

The Makurdi Bridge Was A Graveyard

By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Colonel Madu appeared in Kainene’s house two weeks later, much taller-looking now because he had lost so much weight; the angles of his shoulder bones were visible through his white shirt. Kainene screamed. ‘Madu! Is this you? O gi di ife a?’ Richard was not sure who walked towards whom first, […]

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Matha Rhymes with Big City Frenzy

All three of the Mwamba children were banned from the mission due to Bernadetta’s crimes. Mulenga started cultivating vegetables to sell. Nkuka cooked and cleaned and managed their small household. Matha forlornly reread her od exercise books, trying to eke more knowledge out of the ever-fading pencil marks. Four years later, their mother died in […]

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Art Basel Hong Kong has Been Cancelled

Art Basel Hong Kong 2020 has been cancelled, not because of the drawn-out pro-democracy protests in the city, but due to the severe outbreak and spread of the new coronavirus. The event was scheduled for the third week of next month. “All visitors who have purchased tickets via HK Ticketing can apply for full refund […]

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‘The Last Tree’, a Clash of Ideas?

            The erroneous belief, especially in this part of the world, that discipline is unenforceable when parents forge close relationships with their children is thoroughly scrutinized in Shola Amoo’s debut feature film, about a Nigerian immigrant and her young son. Femi reluctantly leaves Mary, his humane foster mother, in Lincolnshire […]

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Okeke-Agulu Goes To New York

Chika Okeke-Agulu, Professor of African and African Diaspora Art at Princeton University, is going to New York University as the Kirk Varnedoe Visiting Professor for the spring 2020 semester. He is a guest of the University’s Institute of Fine Arts. The Kirk Varnedoe Visiting Professorship, the Institute says in a release, “brings a distinguished scholar […]

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Umuchu As The Cradle Of Confederation

          Umuchu, my hometown, offers the world a fundamental legacy of unity in confederation.   A large and populous town of 300,000 people, covering some 50 square kilometres of space in the east of Anambra State, this place thrives on the business done in the famed Nkwo Uchu market, patronized by […]

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