Tagged "Igbo"

Say It In Igbo: Jisie Ike

A year ago, my husband and I were blessed with our son. When  we first became pregnant, I urged my husband to choose our son’s name and he obliged by selecting Osinachi which means “it comes from God” or “gift of the Creator.”…

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Handling Nigeria’s stereotypes

Handling Nigeria’s stereotypes
It was one of those days where I had to make a choice between two types of commercial vehicles to board: the 14-seater danfo or the 27-seater LT buses that normally run the Oshodi/Mile2/CMS route. Not an easy choice on any given day considering the notoriety of both…

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To dance with gods

To dance with gods
“Umu agbogho elezina m oo!” Lighter than smoke, the voice rose into the evening sky.“I bu nwayi? I kpuru anra? Elezina m oo!”The women who gathered under the Iroko tree by the way to the stream, every orie day to trade, began packing up their wares in…

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