Celebrating Buchi Emecheta in London a year after
On Saturday, February 3, 2018, there was an all-day celebration of the life and work of the renowned British-Nigerian writer, Buchi Emecheta, who passed away in January 2017. It was a gathering of writers, critics, artists, publishers, literature enthusiasts and culture activists from all over the world....
Rape and toxic masculinity in writing
Rape has become a spectre; a tool of male entitlement, as well as a threat issued to keep women in check. From Kenya to Nigeria, prominent men have threatened female colleagues with rape, in widely reported incidents, without censure.
Of Buchi Emecheta and womankind
How do we celebrate the death of an illustrious daughter in Africa?Sounds like the question you get from the people on the other side who believe that Africa is just one country in its primordial state...
The gallerist Ejiro Onobrakpeya is so enamoured of the opportunity. “The government is giving us a platform,” he repeats several times.