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Angola Decriminalises Same-Sex Sexual Relationships
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Angola Decriminalises Same-Sex Sexual Relationships

A new law decriminalising same-sex sexual relations in Angola has gone into effect on Wednesday. According to reports, the new law overturned a colonial-era ban on homosexual relations which described it as "vice against nature”. Activist Jean-Luc Romero-Michel tweeted, "The law decriminalising homosexuality adopted in Angola in 2019 took effect today. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is now reprehensible and even punishable by prison." He said it was “a great step forward” in the fight against state-sponsored discrimination against the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer and intersex) community. Reacting to this development, Nigerian novelist, Elnathan John, predicts that Nigeria would likely adopt the law decriminalising homosexuality. ...
I once had a crush on Michael Essien – Chimamanda Adichie
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I once had a crush on Michael Essien – Chimamanda Adichie

Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Adichie has revealed that she once had a crush on Ghanaian football star Michael Essien.   The revelation was made in the introduction she wrote for a picture book, Africa? The Future of Football, which is authored by a photographer Pall Stefansson.   Recalling how Nigeria was absent at a football tournament she watched in her introduction titled "Football Nationalism", Adichie said she became "Ghanaian" after the Ghanaian football team caught her attention.   She wrote;   "I watched the game with my best friend, Uju, often shouting and then hugging each other when Ghana finally beat the United States. “You know some of our boys started playing this game without shoes’, Uju said. ‘Our boys’ were, of course, the Ghan...
Irish Woman, Irene Lynch To Translate Chinua Achebe’s ‘Things Fall Apart’ To Irish
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Irish Woman, Irene Lynch To Translate Chinua Achebe’s ‘Things Fall Apart’ To Irish

- An Irish woman Irene Duffy Lynch who had read Chinua Achebe's book, Things Fall Apart, many times wants to translate the novel to her language - Achebe derives title of his world-famous novel from a poem written by Irish poet WB Yeats' The Second Coming - The theme of Things Fall Apart is quite similar to that of Yeat's The Second Coming When late African literary giant, Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe wrote his world-famous book, Things Fall Apart, he claimed was inspired by the poem of late Irish poet, WB Yeats, The Second Coming. Achebe derived the title of Things Fall Apart from the third line of William Butler Yeats’ poem, The Second Coming. “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world ...” While Achebe is writing about the arrival o...
Chimamanda Adichie Awarded Doctor Of Letters, Honoris Causa By Yale University
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Chimamanda Adichie Awarded Doctor Of Letters, Honoris Causa By Yale University

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been awarded a Doctor of Letters, Honoris Causa degree by the Yale University, Connecticut. The popular novelist took to her Instagram page moments ago to make the announcement. This is the 9th honorary degree received by Adichie from a major US university in honour of her exceptional achievements as a novelist and speaker. She was awarded same award by the American University in Washington DC in May 2019. Her award-winning novels, short-stories and talks have been celebrated globally and has arguably set the tone for conversations about feminism amongst other topics. Her last publication was titled "Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions," in March 2017. Her 2009 TED talk,"The Danger of a Single Story," has over 17 mil...
Nigerian Novelist, Oyinkan Braithwaite Among Finalists For International Women’s Prize
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Nigerian Novelist, Oyinkan Braithwaite Among Finalists For International Women’s Prize

Oyinkan Braithwaite and U.K. Booker Prize winner Anna Burns are among six finalists for the international Women's Prize for Fiction. Braithwaite is nominated for her darkly comic sibling story "My Sister, the Serial Killer," and Burns for "Milkman," set during Northern Ireland's Troubles. The list announced Monday includes two novels inspired by ancient Greek epics: "The Silence of the Girls" by Britain's Pat Barker and "Circe" by U.S. author Madeline Miller. Also nominated are two novels of family dramas and traumas: "Ordinary People" by Britain's Diana Evans and "An American Marriage" by U.S. author Tayari Jones. Founded in 1996, the 30,000 pound ($39,000) prize is open to female English-language writers from around the world. Two Nigerians were nominated for the Prize...

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