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Memoirs of a disgruntled Igbo woman

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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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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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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Are you or your loved one guilty of domestic violence?

  We hear, read, watch stories of domestic violence – wife battery, child abuse – and shake our heads in condemnation, even though a great many of us are guilty of same offence, in lesser degrees.    It is easy … Continue reading

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Dead dreams are hard to resurrect

This year has fast become one of sober reflection for me. I don’t know what exactly kicked off the ‘thinker’ in me – maybe it was seeing my slightly-older aunt with her four kids all happy and jolly-looking or the … Continue reading

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Of Spirituality, Religion and Foolish Beliefs

  Last Tuesday, I had a bitch of a day; I came home thirsty, tired and itching for a drink so when I saw a half-full bottle of water on the bedside table-which my son assured me belonged to his … Continue reading

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The art of being a Christian Feminist

I am a Christian not because I was born into a Christian home to Christian parents. I am a Christian because I believe in God and love the teachings of Jesus Christ who preached indiscriminate love just as his protege … Continue reading

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