All posts tagged in: Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani


Life With Boko Haram

In December 2010, Nigeria experienced its first wave of terrorist bombings at Christian churches. In 2011, we had our first-ever suicide car bombing, at the United Nations headquarters here. The explosion rattled my nearby office building. ...

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Nigerian Tribalism: A Personal Love Story

There really isn’t much hope for my father’s generation in terms of relinquishing tribal sentiments. Our only hope is our youth. When I was 17, a tall, handsome doctor fell in love with me. He left Nigeria, shortly after, for his residency in ...

Mrs. Ezebuike is the author of 'Coping with Sickle Cell~A Mother's Own Story'

Preventing a Deadly Disease

By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani Mrs. Ezebuike is the author of ‘Coping with Sickle Cell~A Mother’s Own Story’ Kicker: More Nigerians are protecting their potential children from sickle cell   Jackie Onyemelukwe was in her final year ...


In Nigeria, You’re Either Somebody or Nobody

 By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani ABUJA, Nigeria In America, all men are believed to be created equal and endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. But Nigerians are brought up to believe that our society consists of higher and lesser ...


Losing the Blame Game

By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani Last January, thousands of Nigerians stormed the streets to oppose an insensitive government policy that suddenly hiked the pump price of petrol by over 100 percent, in a country where 99 percent of the population lives on ...

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My Degree Is Better Than Yours

By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani. My friend’s niece has been sulking and shedding tears.  She does not want to attend university in Nigeria.  Government officials here send their children abroad to school.  Families that can afford it also do the ...