Monthly Archives: March 2013

“If you don’t like someone’s story, write your own” – Celebrating the Life of Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe has passed on. Since the news broke on social media there have been more than enough news items carrying this sad story to mean that it is true. My memory betrays me on the regular, but one anecdote … Continue reading

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My Oga at the Top, or Started from the Bottom Now We’re Here – the Naija Remix

Recently, this happened on a Nigerian TV channel. Watch and laugh (or weep): If you want the quick and dirty, the crux of the matter is this: on a current affairs program, an official was asked to provide the website … Continue reading

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Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust: Observing Funeral Rites for Customer Service

Shall we please have a moment of silence? In fact let’s stand with our hands behind our backs and bow our heads. I would ask you to close your eyes but then you couldn’t read on. So keep them open … Continue reading

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And the Three Became One: Traffic and the Use of Lanes in Accra

You’ve been there before, you know it. Sitting behind your steering wheel or in a passenger’s seat and being able to do nothing but sit there and helplessly observe. Well, maybe you won’t just sit there as a spectator. You might … Continue reading

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