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Terra Kulture… Those dream-full days

           I MAY not be sure why it had to happen that night, but I am certain it was the banker, Fola Adeola, who first introduced her to me. And this was in Abuja, close to 20 years ago. It was at a cocktail to mark the meeting of the Culture […]

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At Iya Ijebu Buka Apapa With HarryG(for Harry Garuba)

            The editorial can wait In the nick of manic parliament Of sorcerers and sundry apprentices In the coven of the oracle Amid amala, gbegiri and orishirishi Upon the carnivelesque hive of Garcia Marquez And deconstruction of the arrow of Ezeulu’s god Seamus Heaney makes meat of metaphor by okro […]

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Deadline Looms for Cultural Funding Application

The deadline application phase for the 2020 edition of the International Coproduction Fund has now begun. Applications that are submitted after 23:59 (CET-Time in Germany) on April 15, 2020 will not be processed. Nor will applications that are incomplete. The Coproduction fund, set up by the German Cultural Centre, Goethe Institut in 2016, is intended […]

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‘Nostalgia for Natural Life’: An Interview with Irene Lopez de Castro

          Irene Lopez de Castro is a painter and traveller. She is a native of Madrid, Spain and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid. Her paintings are the result of more than 20 years of travel in Africa and India. Wherever she goes, she […]

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The law is the last hope of a scam – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

What a laugh when it is claimed on high that the law is the last hope of the common man! Law and the common man are very strange bedfellows. Law belongs with the highest bidder. Justice and lawyers are parallel lines that can never meet. How can there be justice when there are lawyers? Law […]

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No lockdown here

Unlike its immediate neighbors Denmark, Finland and Norway, Sweden has not closed its borders or its schools; neither has it closed non-essential businesses or banned gatherings of more than two people, like the U.K. and Germany.While the rest of Europe imposes severe restrictions on public life and closes borders and businesses, Sweden is taking a […]

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ARMAGEDDON

                The world wriggles, gasping, ‘Armageddon!’ Gifted Pandora’s box by the pantheon of devils As men, kitted like Apollos navigating the moon Screen the bad box triggering a lingering impasse Sure impasse unsure to soon pass Spineless spirits thrashing man Baring fangs, lethal arms Firing avian flu Coronavirus […]

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Chasing Red Baron…Getting Shot in the Chest

                  DCT LAGOS STATION, AKIN ADESOLA STREET, VICTORIA ISLAND His palms were sweaty. He had been in the parking lot for almost thirty minutes, working up the courage to come out of his car. He was not afraid. He only dreaded returning here to be put on […]

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The Four Pillars of Nigerian Music

                  London is the place for me; a line from a hit song by the popular West Indian musician Edmundo Ross, captures the essence of why musicians from different parts of the world gravitated to London in the sixties to create the Swinging Sixties on the British […]

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The book to see you through the lockdown – the last in the Cromwell trilogy

If there’s ever a book to see you through a 21-day lockdown, I reckon it’s this: Hilary Mantel’s long-awaited final volume of the Thomas Cromwell trilogy. The first two were long; Wolf Hall running to 650 pages and Bring up the Bodies to just over 400. The Mirror & the Light is a door stopper of almost 900 pages (and beautifully […]

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