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- Dear Storyteller, We Need New Folktales
- polytheistic nostalgia
- The Second-Best Reason for Our Lives
- 40 Years After; Chinua Achebe in the Global Imagination.
- An Open Letter to the President on the Death of Citizen Augustine
- An Obituary for Footwear
- Why Bola Flung her Daughter’s Novel through the Window
- Strictly No Standing (Pixels & Poetry)
- Okada for Donkeys (Pixels & Poetry)
- The Cattle ‘Express’ (Pixels & Poetry)
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Posted on December 30, 2008 | 1 CommentI prefer tomorrows to yesterdays, but tomorrow is not yet available. I'd rather read the future (newspapers published in 181 years time) than history, but this is the next best thing: for the best way to predict 2189 is to go back to 1827. Which, by the way, was a vintage year for cautionary tales for sons who aspire to 'bring closure' to the ventures of their fathers.
Posted on January 21, 2008 | No CommentsThe first thing a national leader does, on the day after he 'wins' 51% of the vote, is to make a speech wooing the 49% who campaigned and voted against him. How on earth does a 'leader' bring on board the survivors of people he has vicariously run through with a spear?