Author Archives: Egoyibo Okoro

About Egoyibo Okoro

Beautiful. Friendly. Opinionated. Feminist. Scholarly. Political. 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!

Onye oku n’agba be ya, o na achu oke…

I like to think of myself as apolitical. I am of the breed of young Nigerians who are currently sitting on the fence, watching the aged titans play Politricks. I’m not pro-Buhari/APC, neither am I pro-GEJ/PDP. Yes, I yay’ed when GEJ … Continue reading

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Dear Diary…

Today, I’m not disgruntled. Far from it. Today, I’m reflective, if a tad confused. I think I’m in love and it scares the shit out of me. You see, I’ve always considered myself a strong woman, albeit a romantic one, … Continue reading

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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 http://www.travelstart.com.ng/blog/most-loved-cities-nigeria/). 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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