Analysis: A Nation without Roads

  By Sunny Awhefeada The road constitutes a metaphor of life’s journey for Africans. It is central to the configuration and understanding of the metaphysical nexus between the abode of the dead and that of the living which we call life. The metaphoric and metaphysical essence of the road also mediates life’s journey and its uncertain twists and turns. The road is benign as it connects people and places. The road is also cruel as it has thrown people and places into mourning. The road consumes humanity. It engenders loss.…

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Analysis: Obaseki, Oshiomhole, Edo People And The Subversion of Subversion

By Sunny Awhefeada But for the liberty which postmodernism confers on the use of language to express the oddity which defines contemporary reality, it would have been hard put for anybody to aptly describe or encode the political turmoil going on in Edo State. The unfolding absurdist script written, directed and acted by one man has again raised a lot of salient issues about politics in Nigeria. While conceding to the devious underpinning of the etymology of the word “politician”, the Nigerian variant of it must have astounded the very…

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Analysis: Thinking about Nigeria

By Sunny Awhefeada The Nigerian writer or thinker has never had a sunny moment to ponder about the beauty of Nigeria. The reality which daily confronts our writers and thinkers are the dreadful ugliness of a dehumanized polity and people. When the Nigerian writer sits down to write, what looms in his imaginary is Armageddon with many Leviathans bestriding the landscape with destructive ferocity. The thinkers are hard pressed to offer theoretical moorings and solutions to the Nigerian debacle. The Nigerian crisis, whatever it is and its manifestations, has been…

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