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Month: October 2019

Aisha Mustapha

Aisha Mustapha’s Graphic Novel Lends Voice In Fight Against Boko Haram

A 15-Year-Old Nigerian Student Lends Her Voice to the Fight Against Boko Haram With Graphic Novel. Aisha Mustapha, is a 15-year-old student from Nigeria, using her own voice to tell her story. The young writer recently penned a graphic novel about her experience fleeing Boko Haram camp, locating her family and trying to further her …

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Unoma Azuah

Unoma Azuah’s Debut Memoir ‘Embracing My Shadow: Growing Up Lesbian In Nigeria’ Forthcoming In March 2020

Nigerian novelist, poet, academic, curator, and one of Nigeria’s leading LGBTQ rights activists, Unoma Azuah, has a new book, coming on 1 March 2020: her debut memoir, to be published by Beaten Track. Titled Embracing My Shadow: Growing Up Lesbian in Nigeria, it will be Nigeria’s first memoir about being lesbian. Embracing My Shadow is the latest in …

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‘From Lagos With Love’ – Felabration 2019 To Kick-off From October 14th

The 2019 Lagos edition of Felabration will host Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Bobi Wine, Professor Akin Oyebode and London based Black African musician, poet and political activist, Akala. The Felabration festival was initiated by Yeni Kuti to honour the memory of her late father, Fela Kuti. This year, the event will kick off next week, the …

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BBC’s Africa Eye Shows The Culture Of Sexual Harassment In ‘Sex For Grades’

For over a while now, the BBC has dedicated enough resources in bringing to light the evil happening in many West African Universities. Following several years after popular Nigerian artist Edris Abdulkareem released his song ‘Mr Lecturer’ which ultimately captures the sex for grade lifestyle in many Nigerian universities, the issue is still common on …

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Ayọ̀ Akínwándé’s ‘Mumu LP Vol.3’ audio art project interrogates socio-political issues

‘Mumu LP Vol.3: The Listening Room’ is a sculptural sound installation that foregrounds the ‘voice of the people’ in an ongoing artistic interrogation of political engagements in the public realm. This art work is part of a long-term project called ‘Archiving the Future’ which began in 2016, collecting social media screenshots and audio recordings of …

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