Category Visiting Writer

On the Pulse of Morning – By Maya Angelou

A Rock, A River, A Tree Hosts to species long since departed, Marked the mastodon. The dinosaur, who left dry tokens Of their sojourn here On our planet floor, Any broad alarm of their hastening doom Is lost in the gloom of dust and ages. But today, the Rock cries out to us, clearly, forcefully, […]

LOOKING FOR STORYTELLERS

What values and norms can block a female politician? How do political parties use values and norms to either support or discourage woman candidates? How do political opponents use values and norms to gain advantage over female candidates? What values and norms have you internalised as a woman politician to either increase your self-esteem, or […]

REMEMBERING ROSA PARKS: DON’T STAND UP

A decision is a powerful thing, a decision leads to events, and events are not singular, they affect people far removed from the decision maker, events lead to history. At 6pm on the 1st of Dec 1955 in Montgomery Alabama, Rosa Parks decided to break the law; she refused to stand up and give up […]

#OCCUPYNIGERIA (ABUJA) DECLARATION

#OCCUPYNIGERIA Occupy Eagle-Square (ABUJA) The #occupyNigeria movement is primarily a protest against the removal of fuel-subsidy, however this is not the sole purpose of our gathering. As a Nigerian it is not rocket science knowing that the main problem with the country is not necessarily fuel subsidy, or bad roads, electricity etc, the underlining problem […]