This is a project which I am part of and care so much about. I am always deeply pained whenever I visit any public library in my country. Nigeria. Books are outdated and the equipment in deplorable state. I have more useful books in my small study than many of them have in the shelves. Help us fill those shelves. I reproduce the appeal below :

Our "Library Aid" project will equip some community and school libraries in Nigeria with educational and leisure books. We need book donors small and big . Public libraries in Nigeria suffer from poor equipment , outdated books and bare book...

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Cerebrations and Commentaries

I do .. that is why I sometimes fail

Failure is really never such a bad thing, especially if you do things that other people are afraid to do.

Pride and prejudice

You need a certain amount of pride to succeed in life. But pride crosses the line when you begin to think your success is entirely the result of your own effort; when you can never admit you're wrong; and when things finally go wrong you're willing to go all the way to the bottom, fighting and...

On praise and insult

I'd rather wish to be insulted rather than praised in public for being found doing something good. People rarely ever broadcast your praises. Insults travel much further and more quickly.

Trailer for A Conference in Ennui

Here is a trailer that was made for the novel A Conference in Ennui on Youtube

A sermon on dismounting - Blessed are the joyful

Every day I am astounded with myself. This is not about how I look or with what I have done , but with what I continuously find myself able to do . I am sure my family and those close to me are equally astounded, primarily because ten years or so ago I was a completely different person - in...

Me and Jerry-mouse

I have been having a running batle with a rodent for some days now - it's been doing the running and I am doing the battle side of things. I have already killed its mother and several of its brothers/sisters and all that I have left is this little runt , barely larger than a cockroach.It has so...

A tension in the air

Being the brief transcription of a recent flight in Nigeria's airspace.

3.15 pm I have arrived at the Owerri airport , having pre-booked my flight by phone while on the way. I have just concluded an unnerving assignment somewhere between Owerri and Enugu in the midst of...

He walks in shadows silent...

I have just finished reading one of the most hilarious and most informative books ever - if you are not squeamish about insects. Here is a small snapshot of what it contains : Bob Dillon (sounds like Dylan, right ?) is pissed off at being constantly consulted to carry out pedestrian jobs such...

The dog who thought he was a god.

Okay this one is weird.There is this doberman who after ostensibly becoming possesed by the spirit of Ogun, likes to feast on human sacrifice . Weird because in the place where I come from , it is the other way round - the dog gets sacrificed to Ogun. So, either this author is grossly...

How to use an ATM

1. Approach with great care and caution. Those things are not as harmless as they look.
2. Make the sign of the cross on yourself 3 times (7 times is actually recommended)
3. Stand in front of the machine in the classic dueling stance . If you don't know how to do this , go watch...

Of Crime(inal) Writers

I find that I have lately developed a keen interest in crime novels. I guess this is because they enrich my insight into that part of life at which I am thoroughly inept. If everyone in the world goes out to do a crime everyday and they never get caught; the first time I attempt it I am sure all...

Big Prize

The annual Nigeria Prize for Literature is the largest of its type in the world. It is worth $100,000 - yes; one hundred thousand smackers. I am told that professional killers work for a lot less so I guess writers now have more than enough incentive to write a killer book or to engage in...

Afrikidtoons Project

The typical African child today exists in a climate of cultural confusion.Most will grow up seeing the world and life from alien perspectives. Most will grow up with severe loathing of their cultural background and a perceived mission to completely replace it for the mere purpose that it does...

Doing the Freaky Deaky

Elmore Leonard is a dirty rotten racist (read derry rorren raszist )..... I think. Whenever he puts a black person in his books , he makes sure that they get killed before the story ends. Okay he kills a lot of white people too , and quite often he gets a black guy to do it for him.
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Volunteer animators wanted on Afrikidtoons project

I am looking for volunteers(students/amateurs/professionals) who can help me create one or more children cartoon movies in my Afrikidtoons project. These movies will be for use of African children and I need help to produce them. The cartoon movies will be 5- 30 minutes long and will be...

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