I believe that in Nigeria, we are lucky not to have the politics of the ‘other’, a situation that implies the complete objectification of another group to help to get the primary group to a mental state that will permit the oppression of the ‘other’ without moral repugnance.
I read some comments yesterday about corporal punishment in a Nigerian primary school. They made me think deeper about our attitude to ‘discipline’. Why do we hit children? To punish? To correct? To change them? Do we HAVE to?
“BLIND ASPIRATION” was a top 10 finalists in the Documentary Category
Dr Ife Akintunde is a Nigerian living in the United Kingdom. Ife became the first blind student to study Law at the prestigious University of Lagos,Nigeria and also the first blind student accepted to study for a masters in international relations and doctorate in politics at Lancaster University UK .
Me and some of my spoken word…
A man was walking along a beach and was deep in prayer.
All of a sudden he said out loud, “Lord grant me one wish.” Suddenly the sky clouded above his head and in a booming voice the Lord said, “Because you have TRIED to be faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you one wish”.
The furore raised over this story reminded me of my childhood in Ilorin. I can remember watching a young girl of about 13 trying to escape her nuptials by fleeing the joyous scene on foot, while several young men chased and down and brought her back to complete the happy task. I can also remember seeing her around as she progressed through marriage having about 3 or 4 children.
‘Race is something that one has to learn. I had to learn what it meant to be black.
This is a piece I wrote a while back , just contemplating democracy and the ‘populist’ coup in Egypt. Who will win the army supporters or the other supporters?
God loves us not because of who we are, but because of who He is.