African Diaspora: A Return to Nigeria

An essay by Enuma Okoro When I was 7 years old my father bought me a Bag of Laughs. It was the early 1980s and, as with most every school morning in Lagos, Nigeria, we were stuck in traffic. My father was at the wheel, listening to Bob Marley on the eight-track. I sat in…

African Literature, Stereotypes and “The danger of a single story”

Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gave a motivating and insightful speech on TEDtalks, not so long ago. We warmly invite you to listen to her, as she talks about “The danger of a single story” – in many ways relating to The Single Story about Africa – with strong examples from different historical angles that would also…