Mental Manifesto: The Monk Whose Head Got Stolen

My father was a monk. Then he died. His death did not surprise me. Why? Death was my family’s plague. Other families had plagues too. Some battled with tumors of various sizes, others had madness coursing through their veins, and a handful simply had a generation of men and women with bad hair. But ours … Continue reading Mental Manifesto: The Monk Whose Head Got Stolen

Pinterest is Having a Party, and You’re Invited

Since the internet made its appearance on the global scene, it has gifted us with hundreds of social media websites and mobile applications. One of such that has captured my interest and that of its 300 million active monthly users is Pinterest. Now, what is this social network, and why is it worth writing about? … Continue reading Pinterest is Having a Party, and You’re Invited

Fighting the Monster: Looking beyond the Facts and Stats of Depression

  We’re in the age where mental health issues are no longer discussed in the privacy of the conventional doctor-patient space or let’s say in secret. Now, mental health themes – especially depression – are widely talked about in public (mainly via social media). People even go out of their comfort zone to reveal their … Continue reading Fighting the Monster: Looking beyond the Facts and Stats of Depression

Five minutes read on African literature

My fascination with African literature started at a very young age with trail-blazing novels such as Cyprian Ekwensi's The Drummer Boy, Achebe's Things Fall Apart and Wole Soyinka's The Lion and the Jewel. Since then, my interest in African books piqued over the years, with Chimmanda Adichie's novel, Purple Hibiscus, at the forefront. There are … Continue reading Five minutes read on African literature

#DAYOFTHEGIRL : PROBLEMS FACING THE GIRL-CHILD IN NIGERIA

October 11 marks the annual international observance day of the International Day of Girls, also known as, International Day of the Girl Child or the Day of the Girl declared by the United Nations beginning from October 11, 2012 when it was first celebrated on a global scale. The day was specially created by the … Continue reading #DAYOFTHEGIRL : PROBLEMS FACING THE GIRL-CHILD IN NIGERIA

GEORGE ORWELL’S ANIMAL FARM AS A MIRROR OF THE SOCIETY

In one of the numerous essays written by George Orwell titled 'Why I Write' he explains that he aims to make political writing into an art and he writes "...because there is some lie I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention..." Later, George Orwell published his ground-breaking book titled … Continue reading GEORGE ORWELL’S ANIMAL FARM AS A MIRROR OF THE SOCIETY