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QUOTE OF THE DAY!!!!

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out


Because I was not a Socialist.

 

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out


Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

 

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out


Because I was not a Jew.

 

Then they came for me

and there was no one left to speak for me.

 

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Posted by on September 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

COLOUR IN THE RAIN

It had suddenly turned dark

The clouds had pulled together in anticipation

It looked angry, only I didn’t know who and what had offended it

It didn’t really seem to care about the whom though

As the stretch of its arms spread far across and it, only, held the authority on where to pour on

It had chosen me!

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Posted by on September 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Quote of the day

‘Love’s not a faulty toaster.

You can’t take it apart and study the pieces,

replace a part and figure out how it all fits back together.

You just feel it’

 Nora Roberts.

 
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Posted by on September 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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HALF OF A YELLOW SUN… FINALLY!

There is no doubt that ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ is one of the most meaningful narratives that has come out of Nigeria, maybe Africa so far. In my opinion, it lines up with the iconic books of ‘Things Fall Apart’, ‘Lion and the Jewel’ and other great narratives written by great writers. It is excellently written such that it commands different emotions in almost everyone who reads it. Personally, I laughed, cried, got both excited and sad, even days after it was finished. I marketed it to as many people as possible, convincing them to read it too. Simply put, it both entertained and educated me.

By now, you already know, I loved the book (Let me spell it out, just in case you didn’t cue in, in the first paragraph). So you can only imagine my excitement when I heard a film was going to be made out of it. I couldn’t wait! I followed every step and news, waiting for it to be released. I was rather irritated when its release was stalled in Nigeria, and excited when it was finally showing. Long story, short, I finally watched it and my first comment; it should never have been done!

The film; Half of a Yellow Sun was disappointing!!!!! I felt (still feel) like an excellent book has been defiled. First things first, the acting and production was really good and if you haven’t read the book, you probably will be impressed. But if you have read the book and it impacted you like it did me, you would be left, disappointed. Way too much was lost! Just way too much!!! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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FAVOURITE ICE-CREAM FLAVOUR  

So I heard somewhere that you can tell about a person’s personality from the flavour of ice cream they like. Really?

My favourite ice-cream flavour is vanilla… and then I hear the expression, boring like vanilla. Say what?

Apparently, just because I like vanilla, it translates to I am boring!

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Posted by on September 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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