Nigeria’s new president is bound to fail – whoever wins the election


The Nigerian elections for the position for the federal president have been postponed. The preparations have been going on for ages and now there is a need for postponement.  The Nigerian writer Chigozie Obioma shares his thoughts on the forthcoming elections.    Advertisements

‘I Read Morning, Night and in Between


The Nigerian writer Chigozie Obioma used to play soccer with all his life. Sneaking out of his parental home to join the boys in the neighborhood. One day he came home, having caught malaria and his body ached. He was admitted at a nearby hospital. His father came and told him a story, now the … Continue reading ‘I Read Morning, Night and in Between

The top West African diaspora authors you must read


According to this article this is the top in writing with its origin in West Africa. All these writers are no longer living in West Africa but have moved, some at a young age, to other pastures.  Many are now living in the United States of America. The majority of the writers mentioned has Nigerian … Continue reading The top West African diaspora authors you must read

Africa has been failed by westernisation


The relationship of African countries with the west is a complicated one. First of all most of these countries are not situated to the west of Africa. Most of these countries are situated in the northern parts of the world, seen from an African perspective.  The second notion is that many countries on the African … Continue reading Africa has been failed by westernisation

in defence of provincialism


When I read a book by an Kenyan, Nigerian, Congolese, Algerian (etcetera) writer I often come across a word printed in italics. This is often a word unfamiliar to me. Sometimes the word is explained in the text itself. Sometimes I will a find a glossary at the end of the book or a footnote … Continue reading in defence of provincialism