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While all of this wahala with Adichie’s essay swirls and swirls, let’s take the opportunity to throw some shade. Clears throat. All of these people that are now claiming writer that we’ve never even seen a post from, we see you. Claim the position now that it looks fancy; afterwards, write something we can enjoy … Continue reading Five Points on the Adichie-Emezie spat
The Morning Gist from Jebujene UK ministers want to privatize Channel 4, the state-owned, advertising funded broadcaster – David Attenbrough is not happy; on a happier note, the race is on for the next Doctor Who. Wired reports on the explosion in warehousing, and writer Margaret Taylor says your employer should not pay for your … Continue reading The Morning Gist from Jebujene: #2
Fatherhood, starring Kevin Hart, playing slightly against type – is a good film; released on Netflix, it follows the story of Matthew Logelin, a man who very suddenly becomes a single parent in tragic circumstances; there are a number of sub-plots in the film as well, which work equally well, and the film rarely loses … Continue reading Fatherhood – Review
I first encountered Rotimi Fani-Kayode in a photography bookshop on Marchmont Street, in the heart of Bloomsbury. Today there is no sign of it; all traces of it have been obliterated by the presence of new cafés and boutiques. In my early twenties, I was twice displaced, Yoruba and Nigerian, engaging in my version of … Continue reading Searching For Rotimi- A Letter From London
Some Gist: From Jebujene Media The UK’s Oxford Circus is to be turned into pedestrian piazzas according to The Guardian Newspaper; the move aims to address air quality, pedestrian congestion, and traffic. The UK home office in advertently cancelled 22-year-old cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s passport, but has said it will issue a replacement; while you ponder … Continue reading Gist from Jebujene: 17 June 2021
Most urban Nigerians, wherever they find themselves in the country, the city is rarely ever considered home; even those who have lived nowhere else but one of the country’s large cities, will sheepishly admit to considering a town or village elsewhere in the country their real home. From the colonial era, when the large scale … Continue reading Is the city not home?
When I heard that the BBC was launching a service in Pidgin, I sat down and had a really good laugh. Like many, I still have memories of dire warnings from my Ghanaian teachers that Pidgin ruins one’s English. To hear that the British Broadcasting Corporation (of all the world’s English-exporting corporations) is launching a service in Pidgin…Okay: … Continue reading Pidgin Won’t Die – Get Over It