Akaninyene

Akaninyene

Akaninyene is a book collector and history enthusiast with a specific passion for pre-colonial African history. He currently sits on the board of the Centre of Pan African Thought and is a founding editor at Literandra.

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The Storm

A recollection of the fall of a once-great people

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‘Memoirs of a Lazy Korfa’ by Tunmise Usikalu

Our review of “Memoirs of a Lazy Korfa” a book that plays out during a 3 week NYSC Camp in Kano

In memory of Patrice Lumumba’s Independence Speech

A tribute to Patrice Lumumba and his Independence Speech.

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African Publishers: Why We Need Them

An opinion piece on why we should support African publishers.

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‘Three Sisters’ – A Nigerian Retelling

A personal recollection of ‘Three Sisters’ – a play by Inua Ellams’ (after Chekhov) – and its relevance to Biafra

We Need More: African Orature in Focus

An opinion piece that calls for the preservation of African oral traditions in written form, regardless of language

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The 21st Century African: How Nationalism changed Pan-Africanism

An opinion piece that examines the evolving state of Pan-African identity, through modern history.

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What Would Martin Say?

An opinion piece that examines the ways in which the famous words of Martin Luther King Jr. are used and abused in the present day

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The difference between Legal and Moral

Is all that is right legal? Is all that is legal right? This opinion piece explores the links between legality and morality, within the context of history.

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Black and Female: Where Racism Meets Sexism

An opinion piece on the unique form of oppression that black women (and girls) have faced through history and still face in the present.

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Male Privilege: Fact or Fiction

An opinion piece on Male privilege and how it shapes our experiences across gender lines.

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Race: Social Construct or Harsh Reality?

An opinion piece on the perceived realities and fallacies of race. Are we all different? Are we all the same? Are we different pawns in the same game?

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