Welcome to Ruby Writes 2017

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  Culture, they say, is a way of life of a people; the culmination of their values, norms, belief systems, behavioral patterns, history and traditions, preserved and passed down  from their ancestors through generations whilst also being re-modified to accommodate the changes of the times. If this is the …

EMPOWERING AFRICAN WOMEN THROUGH CULTURE IN A DIGITALISED GLOBAL SYSTEMrubyWrites2016 Finalist 

The African woman and her culture cannot be separated; for it is her identity, her uniqueness, which crowns her beauty. The African culture has over time undergone and is still undergoing evolution. Thus providing the African woman a platform for continuous empowerment, upon which more can be achieved with regards …

SHEROES (EMPOWERING AFRICAN WOMEN THROUGH CULTURE IN A DIGITALIZED GLOBAL SYSTEM.rubyWrites2016 Second Runner Up 

‘Open your legs!’ ordered Alhaji Waju. 12years old Aisha murmured a plea admist sobs. ‘Shut up! I didn’t buy you from your parents for nothing’ Alhaji spat back whilst savaging her black triangle. ********************************************* 9MONTHS LATER. CITY HOSPITAL. …

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The way we do things, our customs, values and beliefs constitutes our culture. Culture shapes our way of life. There is hardly any known society without a culture. On the other hand, inculcating digital technology into everyday life is digitization. Digitization entails development and advancement. Africa is made …

Empowering African Women Through Culture in the Digitalized Global WorldrubyWrites2016 Third Runner Up 

“Culture is the way of life of a group of people.” This was the first and definitely the simplest definition I learnt in social studies as a kid. Growing up,I learnt about the triumph of certain great women in the African history. I would gasp,sigh and shout as Grandmother graphically painted Queen …

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For what seems like years unending, the fate of African women has suffered immensely almost on every area. The heart-striking, painful part of this fate is the near powerlessness  of the African woman, her inability to recognize her abilities and potentials, talk less of her usage of them. It is quite clear that …

AFRICAN WOMAN – THE REJECTED GOLDShortlisted for Stage 3 (2016) 

Ever since I was a young child, I have been told, “you are a girl, you are beautiful”. But I looked at myself and saw a woman waiting to be recognized. So, each day, I acted play lets in my life’s drama, scripted, directed and produced by me: I was a little mother when I cooked with sand, and …

Sacred LandsShortlisted for Stage 2 (2016) 

Keep quiet! Head down! Be decent.  Modest! Don’t talk back! Go to the kitchen where you belong! Cover up! Dress down! Do you think you are smart enough for school?! Do as he says! Don’t question the man ! How dare you raise your voice? Sit down! Be pretty! Slut ! Holy Mary ! Close your legs! Open your …