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LOUD WHISPERS: Hunting The Hunter

LOUD WHISPERS: Hunting The Hunter

I would like to first apologise for the delay in posting this week’s Loud Whispers. I usually finish the first draft of my articles by Saturday evening, then I give it a few more reads and make corrections till it is time to post on Sunday night. I was very pleased with myself that I […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Red Tomatoes

LOUD WHISPERS: Red Tomatoes

 Sharon did not know how long she had been asleep for.  She listened to the voices of the nurses in her room and the sounds of the medicine cart they were wheeling around. One of the nurses asked her if she would like to eat anything. She shook her head, but the nurse reminded her […]

NIGERIA@57: Love, Hate or Confused

NIGERIA@57: Love, Hate or Confused

Nigeria is an awesome country. It is a place of rich history, endless opportunity, amazing resilience with an inexplicable capacity to absorb shocks that have splintered many a nation. As Nigeria marks its 57th year of independence from British colonial rule, here are 57 things that make you love or hate Nigeria, or simply leave […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Death of Shame and Compassion

LOUD WHISPERS: The Death of Shame and Compassion

Recently, after the death of a good friend of mine had been announced, my attention was drawn to comments on one of the popular websites. Whilst there was some outpouring of sympathy, I was appalled at the remarks of people speculating on how my friend died, what/who could have been ‘responsible’ and so on.  My […]

LOUDWHISPERS: Pythons Do Not Dance

LOUDWHISPERS: Pythons Do Not Dance

When my son was young, if I returned from a work trip, he would pester me for details of where I had been and what happened there. There was one story in particular that became his absolute favourite. Anytime he wanted to amuse himself, or get himself out of trouble, he would say, ‘Mummy, please […]

LOUD WHISPERS: A Time To Mourn (For Nike Disu)

LOUD WHISPERS: A Time To Mourn (For Nike Disu)

To everything there is a season There is no wisdom here today Please leave now I have no words of encouragement I am in dire need myself If you are here for words to inspire I am sorry there is no desire Should you choose to stay I thank you I wish I could sing […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Defending The Indefensible

LOUD WHISPERS: Defending The Indefensible

I was having a conversation with a group of male and female middle-aged professionals recently. One of the men in the group said that feminists like me are always quick to jump to the defence of women, even when they are in the wrong. According to him, because of intense levels of advocacy against sexual […]

LOUD WHISPERS: As Political Rookies Get Ready

LOUD WHISPERS: As Political Rookies Get Ready

Last week, I attended a book reading in Abuja, an event that was organized to present Ayisha Osori’s book ‘Love does not win elections’. I am not writing a review of Ayisha’s thought provoking account of her experiences. I however urge everyone reading this to try and get a copy of this really good book […]

LOUD WHISPERS: A Conversation With Mummy

LOUD WHISPERS: A  Conversation With Mummy

BAF: You look well mummy. Lovely as always Mummy: Thank you my dear. It is good to see you again. It has been a while. BAF: I am sorry it has taken me this long to visit. I have been busy. Mummy: It is alright. You always keep in touch so that makes up for […]

LOUD WHISPERS: When The Devil Buys A Seat

LOUD WHISPERS: When The Devil Buys A Seat

On Sunday August 6th, St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ozubulu community, Anambra State was the scene of an unspeakable tragedy. Just as the early morning mass was about to start the ‘Prayer of the faithful’, the service was brought to a halt by an attack from gunmen which left twelve worshippers dead and several more […]

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