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Book Review: Eghosa Imasuen’s ‘Fine Boys’

Writer: Eghosa Imasuen Year of Publication: 2011 Publisher: Kachifo Limited Number of pages: 350 Genre: Fiction I have learned, from experience, that people are drawn to a work of art by either how much they are entertained by it or by how much they relate to it. Eghosa Imasuen’s Fine Boys makes an attempt at […]

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Book Review: Chinelo Okparanta’s ‘Under The Udala Trees’

Writer: Chinelo Okparanta Year of Publication: 2015 Genre: Fiction The first part of Chinelo’s novel reminds you immediately of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s account of the civil war in ‘Half Of a Yellow Sun’. It is set in Ojoto in South Eastern Nigeria, and words like the bunker, Ojukjwu and the radio are constant features, as […]

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Movie Review: Gold (2016)

Director: Stephen Gaghan Writers: Patrick Massett and John Zinman Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Édgar Ramírez, Bryce Dallas Howard, Corey Stoll, Toby Kebbell, Craig T. Nelson, Stacy Keach, Bruce Greenwood. Synopsis: A prospector desperate for a lucky break, teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on an amazing journey to find gold in the […]

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Nora died? I give up on TV Series.

I have just completed the second season of The Strain and I have been rendered depressed. This is the definition of rock bottom, where this season ended. Coco is dead (this doesn’t particularly give me as much joy as I thought it would; she was just a victim really), Nora is dead (I will come […]

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My Son is Coming Home

My son is coming home. Aunty Biodun, my mother’s sister is here. She is aged now, but still bothers to cook a meal she thinks he would like. Her grin summons the lines by her eyes to stretch like tired lanes when she says, ‘I know he will love it.’ I smile back a response, […]

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To Nigerian Dressmakers, with love.

Dear Nigerian Dressmakers, I understand men look good in suits. Dapper, dashing, sexy some. But, considering where suits originated from, I wonder, are suits the best for our men? Today, I saw a young man standing under the hot sun after service. Man had on a white shirt, an inner cardigan a different colour, and […]

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