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  1. Career Paths: Passion or "Common Sense"?

    When we are young, making career choices has a certain prestige to it. We are convinced that making it in life depends on the type of career you choose. We understand early that your field of knowledge is important to what you become and the type of work ...

    ZODML - 2013-03-05 21:02

  2. Swapping Prison Sentences for Books? Italy's Prisons Pilot New Scheme

    [caption id="attachment_3148" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Looking over a shoulder at ZODML's Prison Knowledge Centre [/caption] Prisoners in Italy's Calabria region may soon be rewarded with shortened sentences ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-09 10:00

  3. Patriots Cry- A Poem by Pen Piper

    This week's ZODML Poetry corner features another poem by Pen Piper, Do you write? Send your poems, short stories, book reviews and NYSC experience to [email protected] for a chance to be featured on our blog. ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-06 15:12

  4. Airports, Cuba and Books: An Interview with Kaine Agary

    After her SSRP session with students from Government Senior College Maroko and Ilado Community Senior Secondary School at the ZODML Community Library, Kaine Agary spoke to us about her early life, her favourite books, and the Nigerian general she would li ...

    morayooshodi - 2015-01-13 10:51

  5. Tribal Marks: Cultural Treasure or Barbaric Practice?

    Tribal marks are an age-long art common to the Western part of Nigeria. The Egba, Nupe, Ilaje and other Yoruba tribes commonly use these marks and designs as a form of identification, beautification and protection. There are two different types of marks: ...

    morayooshodi - 2015-01-13 11:14

  6. Let the Games Begin!- Ram Fighting and Sallah

    Every year, Muslim families across Nigeria celebrate Eid el-Kabir. An age-long festival which has its roots in the Koranic story of Prophet Ibrahim, it marks the kindness of Allah to mankind. During the festivities, Muslims distribute food and drink to th ...

    morayooshodi - 2015-01-13 14:53

  7. Eko Wengele- A Poem by Dave Agboola

    Don’t tell me about Lagos, Because I’ve already lived here and know its root. No, not about its “when you wake, wake me up” kind of life: When you are out of your barricaded house before the first crow, All to come back in the middle of the night; While y ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-14 09:40

  8. Elaborate Greetings and Our Heritage by Morayo Oshodi

    [caption id="attachment_1503" align="alignleft" width="279"] Eku ise baba![/caption] Greeting is a two-way communication process that plays an important role in every society. I am certain that the most interesting forms of g ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-14 10:17

  9. Award-Winning Books: Changing the Perspective- by Dave Agboola

    “Some people won’t buy your book unless they see that winner thing on the cover. I am not sure if it is all good – but that is the way the industry works.” This statement was made by award-winning author Helon Habila in an interview with African Writing O ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-14 12:06

  10. Welcome Mat–A Short Story

    Adewunmi Adekanmbi's blog This week, we are pleased to feature another great story from Adewunmi Adekanmbi's  Kool Story blog.  Are you a writer? Send your short fiction, poetry, opinion pieces and book reviews to  [email protected]  for a cha ...

    Adewunmi Adekanmbi - 2015-01-14 13:38