The truth about crushes

Hey there… So I was reading Prince’s article and in the article he said that no one goes through high school without having a crush on someone. And I was like no that’s not true, yeah you heard me I said that is so not true. I did not have a crush on anyone throughout my secondary school days and he said that was because I did not understand the true meaning of a crush.…

"The truth about crushes"

For the love of books

  Hi there, I’m sorry I’ve been scarce. I was ill for a while but I’m better now, I was also very busy after I recovered. I even attended an alumni reunion in my secondary school but I’m back now and I’ll try not to disappear again. If you’re wondering how the the party was, it was very fine. I had fun seeing my classmates again even if it was just a few of them.…

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The Color Purple by Alice Walker

  The story centres around the life of Celie, the novel’s protagonist. After being raped by her stepfather, she is warned not to tell anyone; otherwise it would kill her mother. Cowed by this threat, Celie chooses to tell God by writing him letters on the matter as well as other harrowing experiences she goes through. The stepfather, Alphonso (Fonso for short), continues to sexually abuse her, producing thereby a boy and a girl which he…

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Shh… It’s a Secret!

Woah! Calm down! I’m sure so many things are going through your mind right now but don’t worry I’ll explain. And by the way, if you think I’m about to reveal the secret to getting “that boy” or “that girl” you’ve been eyeing all these while, sorry no- laughing- I’m not talking about that. Maybe another time. I’m talking about the secret to success. The secret to becoming a successful person, a successful you. After…

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Buchi Emecheta : The Joys Of Motherhood

Nwokocha Agbadi is a proud, handsome and wealthy local chief. Although he has many wives he finds a woman named Ona more attractive. Ona (a priceless jewel) is the name he has given her. Ona is the daughter of a chief. When she was young, her father took her everywhere he went, saying she was his ornament, and Nwokocha Agbadi would say jokingly, “Why don’t you wear her around your neck like an Ona?” (a…

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Book Review : Purple Hibiscus

Purple hibiscus is a story of the tragic disintegration of a family, seen through the eyes of a teenager, Kambili, who is herself a victim. The family in question-the Achikes- live in affluence, which is characterized by generosity and a great sense of religious devotion. It is this later attribute which, when perverted, paradoxically devastates the family. The patriarch of the family, otherwise known as Papa, Uncle Eugene or Brother Eugene, was educated by the Catholic missionaries and he is…

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High School Stereotypes

Hello, how was your week? I hope you had a great week just like I did. So I read this book recently titled Homely Girl. It’s about this girl who was fat and ugly in high school; her parents fights and eventual divorce led to her eating for comfort and getting very fat. She and her mum moved to a new area since her mum got custody of her. In her new school she was…

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Becoming You

Hello , I’m sorry i’ve been scarce I was a little down but i am better now. I hope I was missed. Anyway, let’s move on to our topic for today. So I think I’ll start from where our guest blogger stopped. I read his last article where he asked what teenagers really wanted.  Well, I think I’ve got an answer to that question. It’s simple though. All teenagers want to be recognized and seen…

"Becoming You"

The Other Side of Freedom

So our new guest blogger talked about freedom last and I got to admit I really enjoyed it. It was sassy and interesting, it definitely gave us a new perspective to freedom. Reading through it gave me inspiration for this article. Freedom has always been a big part of what every teenager wants after all we are becoming adults and adults are free . However, have you ever stopped and thought about it ? Why…

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Book Review : So Long A Letter by Mariama Ba

Short Summary

So long a letter is a sequence of reminiscences, some wistful, some bitter, recounted by Ramatoulaye who has recently been widowed. The letter addressed to her old friend Aissatou is a record of her emotional survival after her husband’s abrupt decision to take a second wife. His choice is Binetou, the best friend of their first daughter. She also talks about Aissatou’s own divorce and what led to it. Aissatou’s husband, Mawdo Ba, is best friend to Ramatoulaye’s husband Mawdo Fall. The letter ends with her expressing her joy to see her best friend again after such a long time.

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My Opinion Of the Novel

As I sat down to read this book, I was captivated by its words. The deep feelings engendered in one throughout the book. The uniqueness of the plot makes it captivating and the narrative technique used makes it more personal and closer to home. The book’s plot is one that is very dear to me because I love to read anything “Book Review : So Long A Letter by Mariama Ba”