Writing Africa in America, living between two worlds

by Samira Sawlani  Over the years I have observed the many ways in which we diaspora folk stay connected to ‘back home.’ For some it is through cooking, for others it is music and dance. There are the hours spent trawling through the websites of local newspapers and days filled with the deliciousness of Skype… Read More

Nigeria Elections Diary – Defining, Regardless of the Outcome #NigeriaDecides

by Emmanuel Akinwotu Nigeria’s elections are now only 5 days away. That the wait has been markedly anxious is an understatement. When they were postponed just a week before they were initially scheduled, the narrative offered by the government seemed farfetched. President Goodluck Jonathan’s PDP party, under its first credible electoral threat since multi-party politics… Read More

Ongoing terrorism in Nigeria is not novel, the use of children as human bombs is #WeAreAllNigeria

by Cristine Edusi On the 12th January, I returned to the UK having spent most of December and much of my new year in Nigeria. I boarded the plane and looked forward to perusing the on flight entertainment but before I could, the news about the 10-year-old “suicide bomber” in Borno appeared on my screen. According… Read More