Power and the common man

By SYLVESTER ASOYA In 1949, Death of a Salesman, a tragedy by Arthur Miller, the famous American playwright, premiered on Broadway. This powerful play that still addresses audiences strongly today changed the course of tragedy as a form of drama forever. But the greatest upset of Death of a Salesman is that the play confers on Willy Loman, the principal character without nobility, the title of a modern tragic hero. This is the reason Miller, a revolutionary dramatist, is closely associated with the term, “Tragedy and the Common Man”. Before...

You want a Confederate Monument? My body is a Confederate Monument

By CAROLINE RANDALL WILLIAMS NASHVILLE — I have rape-colored skin. My light-brown-blackness is a living testament to the rules, the practices, the causes of the Old South. If there are those who want to remember the legacy of the Confederacy, if they want monuments, well, then, my body is a monument. My skin is a monument. Dead Confederates are honored all over this country — with cartoonish private statues, solemn public monuments and even in the names of United States Army bases. It fortifies and heartens me to witness the...

Igbo Unity: The New Agenda

Being a paper presented by Dr Paul Okoye during a World Press Conference hosted by Ndigbo Royal Heritage Worldwide, NIROH, at Enugu on 11th of November 2020. All protocols duly observed. On behalf of Ndigbo Royal Heritage Worldwide, NIROH, I heartily welcome you all to this historical gathering. Your presence here today is a proof of your commitment to the advancement of the Igbo nation, which NIROH has been mandated to actualise without trading on the usual blame game. We do not need anyone to tell us that Igbo land...
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