Culture Archive

DOES GOING ABROAD MAKE PEOPLE SUCCESSFUL AND WEALTHY AUTOMATICALLY? By John Chizoba Vincents

Back then in 2014 during my school days, one man in my village once asked me this question:“How many sons and daughters born by your father are abroad. How many of them are graduates by the way? Do you have a Doctor, lawyer, Teacher,

WILL IGBO LANGUAGE SURVIVE TILL THE NEXT GENERATION? By John Chizoba Vincents

Will Igbo language still be relevant in the next generation?  Will it still survive as a language in the next 50 years to come?  Will people still speak this language or will they have a modernised one? WILL IGBO LANGUAGE SURVIVE TILL THE NEXT

BOYS ARE NOT STONES By John Chizoba Vincents

When I saw a picture of a woman abusing a young boy sexually,  I remembered how boyhood hurts for many of us. How we were planted in the hands of abusers; loosed sisters and uncles.  How our parents thought we were old enough to

Patriarchy And Feminism – The Unending Twitter Battle By Aanu Oluyide

One would think that a parallel line would be drawn between these two concepts, but it seems that we should not be expecting any soon. Patriarchy is a system where men hold primary power and dominate Political Roles, Leadership Roles, Moral Authority and Social

I AM NOT A MISOGYNIST, NOT ALL MEN ARE By John Chizoba Vincents

Misogynist is one who displays prejudice against or looks down upon women, or better still is one who professes misogyny; a hater of women. These are the layman definitions of a misogynist. Wikipedia defined misogyny as the hatred of, contempt for, or prejudice against

THE WAY FORWARD FOR THE NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY ENGLISH DEPARTMENTS By Nzube Nlebedim

For  quite some time, I have grown used to the truth that many — if not all of the things we learn in Nigerian universities are histories of the real things, mere laughable vestiges of the form. And while this is almost laughable, it

FOR BOYS LIKE ME WHO GREW UP IN A SLUM By John Chizoba Vincents

Dear boys:Makoko was never a better home for boys like us. Akala made us forget our skins to the burning sun. Ajegunle set the remains of our feelings on fire then it’s burnt into ashes. Then,  Uvureke came hand in hand with scarlet letters

EPISTLE TO THE BOYS: PEER PRESSURE By John Chizoba Vincents

I was listening to Eriga’s song “Kettle” , one of Nigerian foremost rappers, he said don’t do things because your friend did it and if you have a problem you should indicate so that people can help you. And when you weigh the words

HOW I PAINT SOLACE ON BODIES OF BOYS RETURNING HOME IN TEARS By John Chizoba Vincents

When you hold a boy like me in your arms trying to find solace, you’ll burn yourself into pieces of lurking pains. We were known for the pains we caused during our birth. We were known for the sorrow we wrapped in the arms

Letter To God By John Chizoba Vincent

Dear God,We’ve been friends even as my mother conceived me. You told her that you love me. You told her that everything that concerns me touches you in the heart. You told her that you knew me even before she conceived me. You said