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Religion, Ritual and Togetherness

Religion, Ritual and Togetherness
“Are you Muslim or Christian?”, she asked me right after the usual where-are-you-from and what-are-you-doing-in-Nigeria. We were eating lunch side by side at a roadside buka in Abeokuta, opposite what I would later find out was the Alake’s royal palace. The question came out…

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EVERYTHING IS NOT FINE

EVERYTHING IS NOT FINE
 “Mama, I’ve checked my JAMB result but it was withheld”.“Only God knows what could have happened,” I sullenly sulked.Casting a menacing glance to mama Ifeanyi’s side of the compound-  my dad’s second wife. She said she…

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On Beliefs and Sentiments...

On Beliefs and Sentiments...
I enjoyed reading the Harry Potter series, and was fascinated by the level of organisation among magical folk as portrayed by JK Rowling in her writings. Here were magical people who went to school, had to learn spells that were in Latin, needed to know the principles behind each curse,…

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Man of the cloth up for a big fight

Man of the cloth up for a big fight
Kenya has now turned to the man of the cloth to spearhead the fight against corruption. In a country where corruption seems like the way of life with millions of people frustrated with the scourge, it has often times been an uphill task getting the right people to fight the…

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Dutiful Son

Dutiful Son
There they stood, about to die for a religion they never chose. The thought wasn't a widely held one, in fact in the heat of the moment, in the face of the sharpened machetes, the snarling hate that was almost palpable under that implacable Northern heat; it was…

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