So I Finally Watched Half of Yellow Sun

I was 10 years old the first time I heard about the Biafra war. I can still smell¬†that musty classroom in Ilorin filled with restless children listening as Mrs Onyejekwe skilfully traced the history of Nigeria from precolonial and postcolonial. I had heard of civil wars before, but never knew that Nigeria¬†had had one. Continue reading “So I Finally Watched Half of Yellow Sun”

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What Gandhi Taught me About Love and Nonviolence

I was probably about 7 years old the first time I watched the film Gandhi. It still holds pride of place in my film collection, nestled in between The Sound of Music and The Godfather I, II and III sits my worn copy of Gandhi. Close friends have been forced to sit through 3 hours of film as I study every single piece of dialogue and nuance. The film has layers deep as the crevices on the mountain range behind my grandparents house in Okebukun. Continue reading “What Gandhi Taught me About Love and Nonviolence”

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