values and what’s next – making it count

Good morning world, how are you doing? I have had cause to think over a lot of things. Since my poetry collection, Bring our casket home came out, I have been experimenting on lots of writing – in poetry and now, my short story collection which I hope to get out soon. I’m thinking, add … Continue reading

THE LISTENERS (A Poem) BY WALTER DE LA MARE

“Is there anybody there?” said the Traveller, Knocking on the moonlit door; And his horse in the silence champed the grass Of the forest’s ferny floor; And a bird flew up out of the turret, Above the Traveller’s head: And he smote upon the door again a second time; “Is there anybody there?” he said. … Continue reading

CURRENT GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL REFORMS IN NIGERIA A paper Presented by Torough Ternenge.

1.1        E-PAYMENT SYSTEM IN NIGERIA 1.2        What is Payment System? A payment system can be defined as the mechanisms, rules, laws, institutions, markets and agreements that facilitate the exchange of value.   A national payment system is therefore a set of interactive elements, operational mechanisms and institutional arrangements for domestic currency payments in an economy. … Continue reading

We would be here (A Poem of comfort) By Agatha Aduro (for Sephaa Charles-Ayede) and For the Living, we cry at death ( a poem) by Su’eddie Vershima Agema

We would be here (A Poem of comfort) By Agatha Aduro (for Sephaa Charles-Ayede) and For the Living, we cry at death ( a poem) by Su’eddie Vershima Agema

For Sephaa In an instant, the gourd was smashed Broken into irretrievable infinitesimal pieces Your world rocked on its axis Your steps faltered Wobbled for that tiniest fraction of eternity For what is time? But a fraction of eternity And when I, I thought indeed This load should seem a crippling weight Time passed. And … Continue reading

The Politics of Theory: What Basis for Comparative Literature? By Joshua Agbo

The Politics of Theory: What Basis for Comparative Literature? By Joshua Agbo

It is a serious matter of concern in the studies of Comparative Literature today as the politics of theory continues to play up against other literatures of the world. At the institutionalisation of the discipline in the United State after the World War II, the American Comparative Literature Association was founded in 1960 to the exclusion of African literature and other literatures. It was intended to work across the boundaries of language(s)established by national literature and by extension, continental literature but for the most part, it was limited to Europe. The 1975 Clements Report set a rigid and denigratory standard that any consideration of African literature would have to pass throughthe continent’s contact with Europe so as to gain entry into what I call the “cult” or “pantheon”of Comparative Literature. As deep as this Eurocentric feeling, it is impossible for anyone to be a comparatist without Latin and Greek, without French and German and above all, without accommodating one’s interest to the European literary tradition. Then, the question is, what is the basis for the study of Comparative Literature since African linguistics and theory are not accommodated in the field? Do Africans have any literary theory that is globally celebrated? Has African literature benefited anything apart from the racist discrimination? Where is the place of African literature in the study of Comparative Literature? What does African literature worth in World literature? Is the politics to the advantage of African literature or to its disadvantage?This paper would be preoccupied with these questions and in closing, suggest some possible solutions to this psychic domination. Continue reading

‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ (2013 Film) – review

‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ (2013 Film) – review

For Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie readers in the UK, the film adaptation of Half of a Yellow Sun has been a long time coming. Widely anticipated by online forums including Adichie’s Facebook page, Half of a Yellow Sun’s world premier took place to much acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2013. Since then,…