Day: February 24, 2020

No, We Can’t All Be Feminists-Mabel Segun at 90

By Toyin Akinosho “Do you still write?” The silver haired matriarch turns and shoots a questioning glance at the direction from which the question came. “If I am not writing what would I be doing?” “Indeed”, Mabel Segun continues, her eyes scanning the arc of her sitting room, this late Tuesday afternoon. “I have been […]

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Murder and White Privilege on a Family Holiday in the Caribbean

In 1995, on a nameless Caribbean island, an American family is on holiday. The Thomases are no better or worse than any of the other upper-middle-class white tourists who are also vacationing in sultry Indigo Bay, with its “everywhere weeping pink blooms and … brazen teal water.” But the night before….Click here to read full […]

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HerStory -Oyinkan Abayomi’s Nigerian Women’s Political Party

By Omotayo Agunbiade So Mrs. Oyinkan Abayomi MBE, daughter of Sir Kitoyi Ajasa, had had enough. She was raised and schooled to be independent-minded and belonged to the category of women referred to in that era as “western-educated.”   But the colonial government was having none of the likes of Abayomi, and what more, the electoral […]

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Rekindling History

          A Review of Tunde Leye’s ‘Afonja the Rise’ Our social construct, civilization, and individual identities are rooted in stories. Stories shape our cultures and belief systems. It is within these constructs that we develop a superior cosmopolitan ideology for generations who may be fixated and question their identity. Perhaps, Tunde […]

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