WILL THE REAL GENTLEMEN, PLEASE STAND-UP?

The strong, sweet smell of well brewed coffee and muffins in a chilly atmosphere is one of the first things you encounter when stepping out of London’s Heathrow airport on arrival. The hurried ambiance is intensified by the sound of marching feet and silent bag trolleys trailing an array of...

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‘SO LONG A LETTER’ SHOWS AFRICAN WOMEN DON’T NEED THE ‘FEMINIST’ TAG TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR THEM — a review by Shoola Oyindamola

TITLE: SO LONG A LETTER AUTHOR: MARIAMA BA TRANSLATOR: MODUPE BODE-THOMAS GENRE: Prose NUMBER OF PAGES: 96 PUBLISHER: Waveland Press, Inc. DATE OF PUBLICATION: May 21, 2012 (1st Edition) ISBN: 978-1577668060 REVIEWER: Shoola Oyindamola I have always thirsted to read a book that showcases African feminism and MARIAMA BA’s SO...

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BAD HUSBAND IN THE MAKING

I’ll not be a good husband because… I do my laundry by myself there’s perpetual order on my shelf I fold my clothes… pant, shirt, singlet there’s no pinching odour in my toilet I’ll be a terrible husband because…. I cook my food, it’s rarely bought there’s no sign of...

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BE A MAN

Dead Joseph Hill sang some lyrics Of women rioting in the kitchen Who downed their spoons and went on strike Saying, “all we want are equal rights!” In jack boots, they marched to God On soap boxes, they demanded repatriation Protesting the curse of a man’s world That places no...

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