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Nwachukwu Uwakwe Jr.

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So, I was going through the Twitter trend search machine when I noticed with bated breath that Candace Owens was trending. I’m sure many of us reading this have no idea who she is. I’ll try to give you an idea. Candace is a foremost Trump supporter and a major black stalwart of the Republican …

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Monk Thoughts 21: Youth and Responsibility – An African Perspective

So it happened that I was watching a video in which a young man in his early 20s called Jamal was expressing his indignation at the way the Fort Worth, Texas Police handled the gruesome death of Atatiana Jefferson, a 28 year old black woman on the never-ending list of black people mowed down by …

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Monk Thoughts 20# : The Greatest Act of Charity

And so it happened that I was present at a discourse which had the concept of charity as its centrepiece. There were many interesting viewpoints from everyone involved and I spent most of my time listening, making mental notes, comparing, contrasting and looking at all perspectives on the concept which is charity. It happened that …

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Monk Thoughts #18: Marriage , Feminism and the Girl Child II

       In observing gender relations throughout the ages, it is clear to even the blind that for most part there has been a clear disparity in the existential value attached to each gender. While the male happened to be the Hunter, Forager, Lord and Protector, the female by virtue of the above became the subordinate, …

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Monk Thoughts #16: 8 Unforgettable Things from Purple Hibiscus

If you have not read the book Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Adichie, then stop here. Read no further. Only when you’ve read that timeless classic shall you understand and perhaps enjoy my memories from the book which I want to share. So, in no particular order, here are my 8 unforgettable memories from Purple Hibiscus… …

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Monk Thoughts 14 : Coronavirus: Is the Sky Falling?

From the beginning of time, humanity has been fraught with disasters of different forms: some natural and some are man made. From the bubonic plague that claimed over 500 million lives, to the Spanish Flu and the Black Plague, it has been made clear in more ways than one that these contagious outbreaks have become …