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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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You pipo can lie!

I must be missing something. Schoolboy comes home with brown teeth from too much chocolates. His mother looks him over and wrinkles her nose in disgust. Then she goes in and returns with a tube of toothpaste (usually with a three-syllable name)and a knowing smile, as if to say ‘Everything is great with the world, […]

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