Sunday, December 20, 2009
Recent stuff online
A Father's Story
On Father's Day 2009, I read an early version of my everyman's poem "A Father's Story" in front of many fathers and future fathers in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Dartford, UK. I have since shared "A Father's Story" with friends on Facebook, and in December 2009, it was retold in the webzine Ink Sweat & Tears.
Enjoy the poem.
What is Illuminating about Adichie's 'The Danger of a Single Story'?
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the golden girl of Nigerian literature we all love to bits. As a literary ambassador of Nigeria and Africa, she gets to talk about Africa vs the World a bit. In The Danger of a Single Story, she delivers a lecture on a subject so old the cobwebs on them have grey beards: If you have just one side of a story, you could be thoroughly misunderstood. This short essay in Maple Tree Literary Supplement (Issue 5, December 2009) is a quick post-mortem on Adichie's great new idea.
Enjoy the essay.