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LOUD WHISPERS: A Time For Courage

LOUD WHISPERS: A Time For Courage

Chief Thomas Dejo winced as he got out of bed. The discomfort in his back was nothing new, he had grown accustomed to it. At his age, it was to be expected, but it did not stop him from feeling annoyed all the same. When Tony, his houseboy, came in to ask if he should […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Memories Of The Living

LOUD WHISPERS: Memories Of The Living

Last year, I spent time with an older friend of mine, a veteran African women’s rights activist. She played a major role in the United Nations 1995 Women’s Conference in Beijing, and has been very active since in her home country, across the African continent and globally. She is now in her seventies. We were […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Adults and Good Manners

LOUD WHISPERS: Adults and Good Manners

I was having a discussion with some people a few days ago, and we spent some time talking about some adults and the way they behave, setting a poor example for young people. It reminded me on an article I wrote a few years ago, here is an abridged version.   Recently, I was in […]

LOUD WHISPERS: I Know What I Don’t Know

LOUD WHISPERS: I Know What I Don’t Know

I don’t know how to operate on a patient I don’t know how drugs are manufactured I don’t know how to read an X-Ray I don’t know how to program computers I don’t know how to use a sewing machine I don’t know how to grow flowers I don’t know how to climb a tree […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Naked Abuse

LOUD WHISPERS: Naked Abuse

The COVID19 crisis has led to a reordering of our lives as we know it, at least for the foreseeable future. Many important events have had to be postponed. One of them is the public presentation of ‘Naked Abuse: Sex for Grades in African Universities’, written by Mr Olusegun Adeniyi, the acclaimed Public Analyst and […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Self-Isolation

LOUD WHISPERS: Self-Isolation

Sometime in February, I was having a conversation with someone who wanted me to provide a date in March for an event at which I was meant to be the Guest of Honour. I told the person that I would not be able to give any dates before May. To prove my point, I took […]

LOUD WHISPERS: A Gift For The Prophet

LOUD WHISPERS: A Gift For The Prophet

For Odia Ofeimun@70     Stingy, lazy and unimaginative people always ask ‘What do you give someone who has everything’? The answer to the question should be ‘Define everything’. The narrow minded then proceed to list: Family, Friends, Fortune, Fame, Favour Then a decision is made Give them nothing, they have everything You do not […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Corona Blues

LOUD WHISPERS: Corona Blues

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, known as CSW, takes place in New York every March. The Commission is the UN body charged with the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action. Every year, there is a review on progress made by UN member States during a ten-day inter-ministerial session. The CSW […]

LOUD WHISPERS: We Are Still Here

LOUD WHISPERS: We Are Still Here

 (In commemoration of International Women’s Day, March 8th) Please don’t look for us, we are not lost We have not been stolen away We are still here Even when they came for so many of us And shoved us into the deep belly of the devil There are still enough of us left We are […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Stranger

LOUD WHISPERS: The Stranger

Dapo should have seen it coming. He should have known, the moment she walked into a church for a wedding ceremony ten years ago, that a time like this would come. He had gone to attend the wedding of the daughter of one of his older friends. Just before the sermon was about to begin, […]