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Standardization of Africa’s Native Dialects

Standardization of Africa’s Native Dialects
To the novice, major African Cultures like Yoruba and Igbo are singular entities with common languages that have existed since the proverbial Tower of Babel. However, beneath the surface, some of these cultures are anything but simple with diverse sub-cultural characteristics.Prior to working on the Yoruba101 and Igbo101 language-learning…

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Adadele: Ona Titi

  Adadele: Ona Titi
It was a sunny afternoon when everybody was busy making for their daily bread. The security men seated like a Zombie waiting for a blooded human being to devour. Light beaming in the reception, secretary stalked in front of Charles Babbage reinvented invention.  Staffs glued to their chairs…

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 Unpacking the Yinmu Dialectic

 Unpacking the Yinmu Dialectic
Cynthia Asiegeme, by interrogating the whole idea of poverty and creativity, had presented a great paper on the shifting paradigms of feminity in Ibadan. By locating the story of Sade, a (female) tricycle rider in Ibadan, within the changing dynamics in certain workplaces, Cynthia's work investigates how women, in determined…

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When Culture Shocks....

When Culture Shocks....
I remember an experience I was privy to among the Igede people while I was in a village in Ibadan few years back. And often time, I have had to engage this narrative within the context of the role culture plays in facilitating gender-based violence as a community practice. In…

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