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#SpeakUpNow! 
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#SpeakUpNow! 

“Someone is crying outside.” I inform father, and head for the main door. My heart leaps and races with several thoughts as to why a girl would be crying so loudly at 11 p.m.  “God. Let it not be that she was raped.”  With questions lodged in my throat, I stare at the sobbing girl … Continue reading

NEW YEAR, NEW AFRICA.
Africa

NEW YEAR, NEW AFRICA.

The phrase “New Africa” suggests that much more reforms needs to be done to take us to where we want to be. As futuristic optimists, we all look forward to seeing Africa move from a “dark continent” to become the “light of the globe”. An Africa that is united by strength in diversity. A new Africa united by a common goal of greatness and success just like that of the father of Pan-Africanism, speaking of Kwame Nkrumah. Continue reading

Nkechi!
Fiction

Nkechi!

“Nkechi. Bia, it’s like you don’t know how serious I am.  I’m serious o. I like you very much and I want you to be my girl.” Nkechi twisted her fingers together, looking everywhere but at Chukwudi. She smiled sheepishly and swayed from left to right like a tree caught in a gentle harmattan breeze. … Continue reading