It was 1992. Ms Morrison had a given a talk on the book, to a rapt audience, in a packed ICA. The queue to have the book signed was very long, and I was hungry, so I skipped having mine signed and had berated myself for my foolishness ever since.
The head of the stockfish which I imagine the Norwegians used to toss in the bin is a particular favourite in many parts of Nigeria most especially the east as it adds an extra flavour that enriches the soup.
When Ozwald Boateng burst into the male fashion scene in the late 80s men’s suit as we knew it was never the same again.
Most Africans have an innate sense of style so it was a culture shock when I first arrived in the UK and realised that I had to dress down to fit in.
As an adventurous soul, I love to travel. It affords me the opportunity to explore new cultures. Travel costs money and I am still slowly making my way round the globe. I had thought about different ways to write this particular piece and decided to plunge straight in. So here goes!
What is your relationship with your hair? Search Google for hair and hundreds of articles will pop up and yet we all have our own unique story. Here is mine.
We are the product of colonialism but more than this are also the sum total of our African ancestors who passed on a strong culture and tradition.
It is hardly news that literature exposes readers to the culture and history of a people. Most of my life I have read and respected English literature and only came to know African Literature in my late teens. Not surprisingly Chinua Achebe says, “Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.”