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A Letter to my niece: the writing life & saying ‘goodbye’ – Tola Adenle

November 11, 2014

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This essay was first published in the December 26, 2010 edition of The Nation on Sunday, a newspaper to which – with its older predecessor, The Comet on Sunday I contributed Sunday essays for about nine years. It was first blogged in emotanafricana.com on July 6, 2011, and with the essays’s popularity which started only […]

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A Letter to my niece: the writing life & saying ‘goodbye’ – Tola Adenle

July 7, 2011

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Yewande, dear, How did you decide to be a writer, Auntie”? Interesting question, dear. In 1970 during the age of the Dinosaur, I fired a letter off to West Africa weekly, U.K. from Florida and several weeks later, it appeared in the ‘Letters’ column. I had been outraged by the sham that late Jean-Bedel Bokassa […]

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