Our Days Are Numbered

those days are a tapestry of thoughts. they came and went in different colours like shades of blood coming monthly – the last you saw marked the day you died. now you live in nostalgia of rebirth… 7-signs-that-menstrual-pain-can-be-endometriosis-africanrubiz But remember, that depression is hemlock served in silver cup, & suicide is the best step never taken…   We’re all alive because we die daily, die again in nibbling thoughts & live in better realities…

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The African Woman

The African Woman “African women” would be a term that refers to the body of female-humans who are citizens of one of the 54 Countries in the African continent. She is usually appraised as being “black and beautiful” and “the seat of endless love and sacrifice”. The traditional African woman is trained to be conservative within the society, she views herself as being inferior to the male specie and is taught to forever remain dependent…

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African Volunteers for Women Empowerment

  The African Volunteers for Women Empowerment is a pet project of a feminist, author of the novel Awero You are a Woman(2014) and Lecturer of Portuguese language, Department of Foreign Languages, Obafemi Awolowo University, Dr AnikeAde Omidire Ruth. Founded in 2015 in conjunction with professionally and vocationally skilled members, hers is a non-profit organisation dedicated to imparting positive values in young women, making them better, diligent people, empowering them to fulfil present followership and…

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Key Eventful dates in The Life of Winnie Mandala

Key Eventful dates in The Life of Winnie Mandala Key dates in the life of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, who died on Monday at the age of 81: – 1936: Born on September 26 as Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela in the Eastern Cape province. – 1955: Becomes the country’s first black social worker in a hospital in Johannesburg’s Soweto township. – 1958: Marries Nelson Mandela, a lawyer and leading member of the anti-apartheid…

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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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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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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”