Brains and Beauty

ImageI stumbled on this pic while reading an article on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and surprisingly found connections between her and the great Icon, Chinua Achebe.

Adichie enrolled in medical school in Nigeria, but dropped out at age 19 to attend Drexel University in Philadelphia on a scholarship. She ended up graduating from Eastern Connecticut State University with a degree in communication and political science.

Adichie’s mother was the University of Nigeria’s first female registrar, serving as the head of the administrative section of the university.(hmm, no wonder!)

After reading Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart,” Adichie was inspired by seeing her own life represented in the pages. She once said,

I realized that people who looked like me could live in books.

Adichie and her family even lived in a home in Nsukka that was once owned by Chinua Achebe, further strengthening the connection between the two Igbo literary legends.

Enough of history, now back to that lovely pic of hers. 🙂  I just find it amazing how she has  kept her private life from the public.
She is someone I’ve always looked up to; A perfect mixture of brains and beauty.

Adichie’s mother was the University of Nigeria’s first female registrar, serving as the head of the administrative section of the university. – See more at: http://afkinsider.com/55076/10-things-didnt-know-chimamanda-ngozi-adichie/2/#sthash.0p8rETcj.dpuf
Adichie’s mother was the University of Nigeria’s first female registrar, serving as the head of the administrative section of the university. – See more at: http://afkinsider.com/55076/10-things-didnt-know-chimamanda-ngozi-adichie/2/#sthash.0p8rETcj.dpuf
Adichie’s mother was the University of Nigeria’s first female registrar, serving as the head of the administrative section of the university. – See more at: http://afkinsider.com/55076/10-things-didnt-know-chimamanda-ngozi-adichie/2/#sthash.0p8rETcj.dpuf
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Bonko’s Harvest, By Oyin Oludipe

Great work!

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(a short play by  Oyin Oludipe)

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“And losses linger, recalls do not
Antics are seen through this edge
Bugler, butchery, Bonko finds, Bonko keeps
He sees it all on wailing skulls”– Abdul Crusher

To such a measure has nostalgia inspired regret, fuelled agitations, tempered evolvement and ruined the sense of a future across human worlds. Self-reconciliation with this truth leads to a more frantic shock that isolation and the loss of human contact are, for themselves, kindling; that to remember can be a curse; and that the open space called life can bear the seemingly ostensible yet mischievous possessions of evil.
More than 200 schoolgirls in the North have been unaccounted for, these three-week gone. As an aftershock has indignation swept the country and the entire world. While fiendish zealotry is one way to characterize the situation. Another is negligence. Nationhood is borne away by invisible hands to…

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