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Nwachukwu Uwakwe Jr.

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Monk Thoughts 13: African SufferPhilia : A Curious Case of Needless Suffering

  Life is filled with untold hardship. It is indeed, a journey which has its ups, downs and in betweens. It is akin to a journey across a grand canyon with only a flask of water and a day’s meal. Dante’s travails across the length and breadth of the metaphysical universe does not come within …

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Monk Thought 12: The 2010s – Memories of the Decade gone by

Monk Thought 12 : The 2010s: The Memories of the Decade Gone by If you’re reading this, congratulations! You made it to 2020, the first year in the new decade. Congratulations for coming this far. It ain’t easy. Forgive me for choosing this moment to take us down memory lane, but I wish to draw …


Monk Thought #11 : Black Taxation : The Igbo Christmas Perspective

Think home! Think home! Think home! Think home! If you are African, and you are an immigrant to a country outside the shores of Africa, I’m sure you’ve heard many a politician or someone from home making this adjuration to you as a result of your immigrant status. It is normal that you be reminded …

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Monk Thoughts #10: Dumping the Broke Dude: A Weird Point of View

I am sure that at this point in time, we are well acquainted with a storyline that has been the subject of many a movie, television show and oral stories; the story where a girl dumps a broke male to date a richer one. I do not know how the ones you’ve heard ended, however …

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Monk Thoughts #9: Trump’s America : A “RipOff” Perspective.

                         What you are about to read is my opinion, and in no way does it reflect the views of Kivawrites. If you agree with it, awesome! If you don’t, I will be waiting in the comments section. Let’s get to it then. As I type this, I just saw one of the fruits of Donald …

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Monk Thoughts #8 : “Now that we are all Marlians…”

So everyone and their mother is not unaware of the existence of UK\Nigerian rapper Afeez Fashola, who many know as Naira Marley. I’m sure we all know his songs too well, most especially after his ordeal with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), where he was arrested, charged to court, arraigned and released on …

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Monk Thoughts #6 : The Blue Tick: Messenger or Gossip?

You know, one of the identifiable hallmarks of effective communication is an encoding and decoding of messages. That is to say, when A sends a message to B, B receives the message, and his reception is made known to A, from which B decodes (understands) A’s message, and then encodes (writes/prepares) a reply/further message where …

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Monk Thoughts #5 : The Scourge of Power

                       No one man should have all that power… If you’re a Rap Head, you probably know this line from a popular Kanye West song. Well, power has always been a concept that many think they understand and fully grasp. The few who believe that they have not fully felt its essence are the minority …

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Monk Thoughts #4 : The Entitlement Mentality

You know, one of my favorite Social Media pastimes is checking on people’s Fake Friend Radar. If you’re wondering what that is, I made that up (They say its Pedagogy by Extemporization. I made that up too). Anyhoo, Let me explain how it works. You see those lovey-dovey friendship posts on Social Media? Where someone …