Guest Columns

Leadership and “Conversation” In Dialogue: Securing Peace In the Unromantic Context, By ‘Funmi Olonisakin

This is the text of the first Inaugural Lecture by a female scholar of African descent, delivered at King’s College London. 1. Journeying Through the ‘Romantic’ and ‘Unromantic’ Contexts The labeling of the context that constitutes the focus of this inaugural lecture as unromantic has invoked much interest. The use…
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Opinion

Seeking Atonement: Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani On Her Slave-Trading Grandfather, By Biko Agozino

Adaobi's family should go beyond the annual singing of Psalms for forgiveness and endow scholarships for the children of their estranged family - descendants of the adopted Nwaokonkwo. Education is the key to lifting the poor from poverty. The reason why a widow died and her children died mysteriously could…
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Opinion

The Way of Wakanda and the Great Black Hope, By Chris Ngwodo

Wakanda is a metaphor for black beauty, black pride and black power but the first two have been more attainable than the third principle. Themes of black beauty, black pride and negritude, all aimed at restoring the dignity of blackness, have lingered since the 1960s and endure in fashion, popular…
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Opinion

Tragedy of Separation: the Story of India, By Owei Lakemfa

...the scramble Ghandi had feared began; about 15 million people moved either way, and in the process, between one and two million people were murdered by opposing sides in horrendous massacres from which neither India nor Pakistan has They have been to war four The separation of India was simply…
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Columns

Towards a Collective Legacy, By Taiwo Odukoya

The great victories of every epoch are not just individual feats, but collective achievements. Perhaps this is what Frantz Fanon understood when he said, “Every generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it.” And so while we typically ask the question of leaders, “What…
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Columns

Do You Know What A Luta Continua Means?, By Pius Adesanmi

...the most important aspects of what Samora Machel meant by a luta continua, what he specifically defined the struggle against, have been left out of its Nigerian appropriation by generations of Nigerian students. When the Nigerian student – or even the Nigerian – casually vents, “aluta continua”, tribal hate and…
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Democracy and Governance

New Media and Ideas for Socio-Political Change, By Sylvester Odion Akhaine

Ideas for Socio-political Change deals with an array of issues in the form of conversation and commentaries in the new media, especially the social hubs such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. Apart from the copy and paste entries, the quickness of exchange hardly permits elaborate linear engagement other than chats between…
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Opinion

Ansa Asamoa and the Ghanaian Revolution, By Sylvester Odion Akhaine

Ansa belongs to the pantheon of African thinkers embracing those in the continent and in the diaspora, such as Kwame Nkrumah, Julius Nyerere, Leopold Senghor, Patrice Lumumba, Obafemi Awolowo, Thomas Sankara, Steve Biko, Amical Cabral, Aime Cesaire, Marcus Garvey, George Padmore, Frantz Fanon and Walter Rodney. Ansa tried to provide…
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