OCTOBER RUSH – ANGEL NDUKA-NWOSU – GUEST POST

The same month Toke Makinwa’s book dropped was the month you both weirdly came to the conclusion that you had indeed being rushed and that his lips weren’t just naturally black. You both realized that truly what the two of you had being smelling those nights when he kissed one of you and called the other “First Wife”, was in fact weed. The thought that because of him, you each had each other’s saliva made you both cringe. As it dawned on both of you that you had indeed being played by him, the two of you decided to do […]

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THE WARS WE FIGHT DO NOT NEED TO BE EXCITING

It is a jolly good day and you wake up to the normal routine of your life. So far everything is going smoothly the way any normal day would, but you don’t like this. This is because you have programmed yourself to be easily excited by news that involves a lot of drama, and involves  people. Now it is as though news have become your personal drugs. You no longer know how to function properly without the excitement of hearing or reading  something out of the ordinary. The day continues quietly, not respecting your wishes for something eventful to happen, […]

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To Submit or To Not Submit -Angel Nduka-Nwosu (Guest Post)

From time immemorial religion has always been used to justify unequal power structures and an overall inequality in systems. A religion like Christianity was once used majorly to push the idea that black people were inferior and as such slavery and obedience to the white masters was the lot that was assigned to them from God. All religions Christianity inclusive have always been used to push the idea that women were to be second class citizens. Statements like “Women were created after so they are not greater than the first” and “The Bible says men are the heads” are said […]

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Woman Choose Thyself: Thou Art Not A Liability (Guest Post) – Angel Nduka-Nwosu

There are a lot of things I don’t like when it comes to gender relations. But if there is one thing I dislike the most, it is the idea that women exist for men and as such we should live our lives making decisions that appeal to the idea of what men find attractive. In coming times, I want us to get rid of that notion and in particular stop saying things like “No man wants a liability” or “Men prefer..” when we want to advise girls. The first statement is often said when we want to encourage women to […]

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1.I need a man 2. Masks – Timon (exhibition)

1. I need a man in a beret In a vintage shirt and faded jeans Wearing an apron soiled in paint Palette in one hand brush in the other Creating my face on a canvas. I need a man in camouflage Boots and warpaint on Crouching in mud behind shrubs Furrowed brows gun in one hand Trying to fight and still keep alive Just for the children and I. I need a man in a tie A calculating machine in his pocket Rolled up sleeves and shiny shoes Drowning in a sea of numbers Multiplying the figures by the hour […]

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