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A poem by Alfred Tennyson

By Nkem Egenuka on Thu, 09/02/2017 - 11:31

 Crossing the Bar

Sunset and evening star
   And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
   When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
   Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
   Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
   And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
   When I embark;

The Anvil and the Hammer by Kofi Awoonor

By Nkem Egenuka on Wed, 01/02/2017 - 15:37

 


Caught between the anvil and the hammer

In the forging house of a new life

Transforming the pangs that delivered me

Into the joy of new songs

The trapping of the past, tender and tenuous

 Woven with fibre of sisal and

Washed in the blood of the goat in the fetish hut

Are laced with the flimsy glories of paved streets

The jargon of a new dialectic comes with the

Nigerian becomes the first female president of the Harvard Law Review

By Nkem Egenuka on Wed, 01/02/2017 - 14:23

Imelme Umana was recently named president of Harvard Law Review, making her the first Black woman to hold the title at the Ivy League university.  Her appointment echoes that of Barack Obama who became the first Black man elected as President of the Harvard Law Review in 1990.

7 Things You Didn’t Know about Alhaji Saka Sa’adu

By Nkem Egenuka on Mon, 30/01/2017 - 16:58

The Former Minister of State for Education, Alhaji Saka Saadu, breathed his last on the 24th January 2016 at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital and was buried in his Ilorin country home.

7 Things You Didn’t Know about Alhaji Saka Sa’adu

Today in Nigeria History

By Nkem Egenuka on Fri, 27/01/2017 - 09:47

Ikeja Bomb Blast: In Memory of 1000 Fallen Nigerians

A bomb explosion was recorded on this day, the 27th of January, 2002 at the Ikeja military cantonment. In which over 1,000 Nigerian citizens died, about 5,000 people were injured and over 12,000 homeless.

May their souls rest in peace!

 

 

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10 Must Reads by Nigerian Authors for this year 2017

By Nkem Egenuka on Thu, 26/01/2017 - 16:29

 

  • Season of Crimson Blossoms by Abubakar Adam Ibrahim
  • Night Dancer by Chika Unigwe
  • Born on a Tuesday by Elnathan John  
  • Odufa, A Lover’s Tale by Othuke Ominiabohs  
  • Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  • The Carnivorous City by Toni Kan
  • E.X.O by Roye Okupe  
  • Genesis by Tope Folarin
  • What it Means When a Man Falls From the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah
  • And After Many Days by Jowhor Ile

 

Season of Crimson Blossoms by Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

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