Jan 9th, 2014
by Abiola Akintunde Rape according to Wikipedia is “a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse, which is initiated by one or more persons against another person without the person’s consent. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority or a...
Mar 26th, 2013
As we mourn the death of our great literary scholar, Chinua Achebe, here is a review of what is arguably his magnum opus, Things Fall Apart. Review: Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe In “Things Fall Apart”, Chinua Achebe did what Joseph Conrad could not do in “Heart of Darkness”, that is present faith...
May 16th, 2012
By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D. For the primitivistic African cultural nationalists in the postcolonial era, Busia offers this all-too-pragmatic reality check, as it were: “This is a reminder that cultures are not static. There is no society so custom-bound that its culture does not change, and t...
In Movie & Music
Apr 7th, 2012
With the premiere of Two Brides and a Baby After over a decade of tremendous growth in the Nollywood film industry, and thousands of movies released but primarily delivered to Western viewers by VCD/DVD and low quality web streams, a new breed of movie makers, who are committed to bringing the rich A...
In Arts & Culture
Dec 27th, 2010
Traditional African as well as marching-style drumming provides soundtrack for the festivities. “Habarigani,” came the call from Leon Mobley, the globe-trotting djembe drummer. “Umoja,” was the reply from the collection of local percussionists who had joined him in a spontaneo...