Is no-one on tumblr really talking about the massacre in Nigeria two days ago? I know most of the people weren’t necessarily Nigerians, but come on! We only reblog pretty pictures that highlight the light of our country but refuse to talk about the bad stuff? Pretending the blood stain on your white dress is invisible does not make sense if the rest of the world has seen it and is talking about it o. I see our problems, but I also know we’re trying to make progress, and ignoring stuff like this to reblog pictures of girls wearing ankara tagged ‘#proudlynigerian!’ is not what we need in this moment. We all need a dep sense of shame and anger at the injustice that buzzes around our country like flies on an open wound. We all in this moment need to reflect on what it is to be Nigerian, and how to better that in the future. This is not a time to be proudly Nigerian. Not after this… this is not a military issue, or a Boko Haram issue, or a Northern issue. Its a Nigerian one. Don’t ignore it.
A literary genius and a herald of greatness who set the foundations and a standard for the rest of the African literary world to follow. He’ll be missed. (I legit was applying to Brown only so I could take classes from him :( )
From Benin City circa 17th century. British Museum. I’ve always wondered if a Nigerian stole this and returned it to the Oba’s palace in Benin, would the British museum be able to persecute them seeing as they were stolen from Benin in the first place?