Photo Credit: 1. Mary Henrietta Kingsley, Public Domain 2. Bettmann via Getty Images. Nigerian writer and journalist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani spoke to the BBC recently as part of their “Letters from Africa” series. Nwaubani documented how she discovered that there is a throne reserved for the Queen of England in a West African state.
In a series of letters written by African writers, this week Nigerian writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani criticized the international media for their approach to reporting on student abductions in Nigeria - from the abduction of Chibok schoolgirls in 2014 to kidnap schoolgirls from Iceland last month. It can be said that the media coverage after Boko Haram abducted 200 girls from their school in Chibok in 2014, was well-intentioned but led to some unfortunate incidents. Prior to the abduction, Boko Haram leader Abubakar
The Nollywood actress Adesua Etomi recently went on Twitter to ask that her tweet be replied with novels by Nigerian writers that she needed to be made aware of. I only saw this tweet because I happen to follow a lot of writers, many of whom proceeded to fill up the actress’s mentions with books that they found interesting or books they had themselves written. But as so often happens, the recommendations became repetitive. And if you’re someone who knows a thing or two about books, you realiSed soon eno
from Africa in Transition and Africa Program Despite Travel Ban, Trump Remains Popular in Nigeria Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama shakes hands with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Department of State on February 4, 2020, in Washington, DC Despite President Donald Trump’s ban on Nigerian immigration to the United States, he apparently remains popular among Nigerians. The Washington Post headline was “Trump Trashes Nigeria and Bans Its Immigrants. Nigerians Lov
Image copyright Getty Images In our series of letters from African writers, Nigerian novelist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani says children are now having to police their credulous parents on WhatsApp.Just a few years ago, local comedians had a field day with jokes about elderly Nigerian mothers and their nonchalant attitudes towards their mobile phones. They needed… Image copyright Getty Images In our series of letters from African writers, Nigerian novelist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani says children are now having to police
The elders come, they have foreign affairs, if they can not be contacted, we reduce one. Nigerian journalist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani has slammed foreign media reports on the abduction of girls at their schools in Nigeria. It has been a source of controversy for the media since the 2014 Chibok Girl Scout abduction, which came as a Kankara school incident in Katsina. He spoke in support of the US Alliance for Democracy, but said that maintaining some independence was not the answer. Prior to the Chibok
In our series of letters from African writers, Nigerian novelist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani says children are now having to police their credulous parents on WhatsApp. Just a few years ago, local comedians had a field day with jokes about elderly Nigerian mothers and their nonchalant attitudes towards their mobile phones. They needed their children’s assistance to type and send text messages or log in to their accounts and read emails. And their frequent excuse for missed calls was: “My phone was in my handbag.”
In our series of letters, Nigeria novelist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani reflect on the different attitudes of the rich and poor towards coronavirus. Many Nigerians gloat that Covid-19 is mainly targeting the country's elite, particularly politicians, despite warnings that the life-threatening respiratory illness could hit the poor as well. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has recorded more than 600 cases since the end of February - most of them people who had been abroad, and those they had interacted with