Author Archives: Egoyibo Okoro

About Egoyibo Okoro

Beautiful. Friendly. Opinionated. Feminist. Scholarly. Apolitical. Christian. Sometimes, I write in Engli-Igbo and/or pidgin English. Just so you know, I am naturally disgruntled about a lot of things, most especially gender inequality, human rights abuses, racism and corruption. #EndChildMarriage. #EndTerrorism. #EndPoverty. #EndRacism. #EndImperialism. The Igbo say, "egbe bere, ugo bere, nke si ibe ya ebena nku kwa ya" - Live and let live!

Why My Father Will Forever Be My Hero, My Rock

I grew up in Enugu, a quiet town in the south-east of Nigeria that has been touted as serene, beautiful, progressive and is beloved for her coolness (see Looking back, I would say I grew up privileged – not … Continue reading

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Dog Whistle Politics And All That Underlying Racism

Thanks to Scandal Season 5 Episode 4, I now know what this polite, covert racism is called: “Dog-Whistle Politics”. Continue reading

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A Nigerian Quirk #5

Source: A Nigerian Quirk #5

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Thoughts on The Ongoing Refugee Crisis, à la Warsan Shire

It has come to my attention that very many people don’t understand the plights of the Syrians landing on Europe’s shores seeking for asylum. It bothers me that very many people scorn these desperate human beings braving death and pneumonia … Continue reading

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Diary of A Disgruntled Igbo Woman…Part 5

Almost a year ago, I arrived Netherlands via Amsterdam Schipol on a cool October day, excited but exhausted from traipsing round West Africa in fulfillment of the Schengen visa requirements for temporary long stay in The Netherlands. Like Alice in Wonderland, I was in awe of the beautiful city of Amsterdam and dumbstruck from staring at beautiful golden men with tight abs, men built like Michelangelo’s David (or is the apt analogy, Greek Adonis?). Continue reading

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How would Africa be today if colonialism never happened?

Originally posted on Ayo Sogunro:
On Quora, I turned some attention to the “what if?” in alternate African history: How would Africa be today if colonialism never happened? Africa would simply be (no) more or less like Europe or the…

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Portraits: Former slaves in America

Originally posted on Afrocentric Confessions:
January 31st marked the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Thirteenth Amendment, which abolished slavery. To commemorate the occasion, new photos have been released showing some of the men and women who lived through that era…

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