Tag: Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani Dignitaries from across the world are gathering in Ogidi, in Nigeria’s Anambra state, to witness the interment of renowned author Chinua Achebe on Thursday. Yet after they have paid their last respects, said their final farewells and departed, a vital aspect of Mr Achebe’s burial will still be pending. According to Igbo [...]
By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani Kicker: More Nigerians are protecting their potential children from sickle cell Jackie Onyemelukwe was in her final year at Imo State University when her boyfriend, Chuka, proposed. They began making plans to get married, but there was an unexpected pitfall. The pastor of their church asked them if they were [...]
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 beings. Some are born to own and enjoy, while others are born to toil and [...]
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 less than $2 a day. Victory was soon declared by the historic ‘Occupy Nigeria’ [...]
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 same. It is rare to find anyone with an alternative choosing to stay behind. “All my [...]
Editor’s Note: In this article, Tamara Gausi profiles 10 Nigerians in the arts that are worth knowing and watching. Some of these people in arts are home-grown, while others are foreign-based. The list gives an insight into why Nigeria’s literary industry should be watched in 2011.