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The Long Harmattan Season

 

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Uche Nworah

ChickenBones Journalist of 2006

 

Uche Nworah, Nigerian journalist, is probably one of the hardest working and possibly most controversial writer we have published. In honor of his work, his talent, and his popularity, we salute him and thank him for the contributions he has made to the popularity of ChickenBones: A Journal in Nigeria and among Nigerians at home and abroad. Interview

 

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Uche’s passion is in motivating and inspiring people to achieve and excel, as a life coach and public speaker, he preaches self - enterprise as the key to people and economic empowerment drawing from his experiences which includes running his own lottery business at the age of 10.

Uche holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts (second class honours upper division) from the University of Uyo -Nigeria and also a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Marketing from the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus. He also holds the BEEC professional certificate and diploma in advertising, and the Post-graduate Diploma in Marketing of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, London.

In addition to a teaching qualification (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) obtained from the University of Greenwich, London, he is currently studying for a doctorate degree (EdD) in Education at the same university.

Uche has extensive management and marketing experience having worked for Leading Edge Consulting Ltd, Lagos as a management consultant and also Sunrise D’Arcy, Lagos as Head of Events and Public Relations. He also worked as an independent investment adviser for African markets in Germany before leaving to pursue his life long dream of teaching, first at Bexley College, London as a business and marketing lecturer and currently at NewVic, London. Uche speaks and writes German fluently, enjoys travelling, football, movies, writing and meeting people.

He is the founder and project director of T.O.T.A.L PROJECTS, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that promotes e - learning in Africa.

 Uche Nworah's The Long Harmattan Season can be purchased  from amazon.com and from other leading book sellers. For an autographed copy please send an email to info@uchenworah.com.

 

Table

 

 

African Diaspora and the Relocation Challenge

African Students Studying in The UK 

Anatomy of A National Delicacy   

Black Brothers And Their White Chics

The Bloody Machete (short story)

Chasing the Dream

Citizens As Journalists

Confessions Of An Immigrant

Contemporary African Women Struggling with Love

Conversations with Anne Mordi

Death On Nigerian Roads 

Delights of Mama-Put Joints

The Dignity of Man

Dolly Unachukwu (interview)

Emerging Leaders and Citizens as Catalysts

Feminism in Africa 

Fidelity Bank and the Binyavanga Wainaina Jibe

Global Media Imbalance

Golden Eaglets Win

The Heart Of Africa 

Hijacked in Abuja

How Not To Resolve The Niger Delta Crises

The Ideal Nigerian President 

The Impact of the Internet  

Injustice And Ethnic Politics In Nigeria

Interview of Uche Nworah

Kanu Nwankwo

The King And His Mighty Libido

Marriage in Igbo land  

Masters of the Political Game in Nigeria  

Mildred Okwo: Girl Uninterrupted

Mythology of Igbo Names      

The Nigerian Media As Scapegoats 

The Nigerian Military And Mad Dog Syndrome

Nigerian Politicians as Gangsters

Nke Onye Chiri Ya Zaa! (On Igbo Titles)

Nyanga Dey Sleep 

Oh Virtuous Matriarchs  

Nke Onye Chiri Ya Zaa!(On Igbo Titles)

On The Road with the UBA in London

Onyeka Nwelue (interview)

Orji Uzor Kalu Can Not Be Serious

Politics on the Ground in Anambra State

Prime Minister Tony Blair   (African Crisis Photos)    

Rebranding Nigeria’s Cities

The Remains of the Day

The Role of Traditional Rulers in an Emerging Democratic Nigeria

Segun Adeniyi and E-Information Management

Slavery 200 Years Later

Some Brothers Do Have 'Em

This Teacher Didn't Teach Us Nonsense 

The Thief Called Peter Odili  

Wole Soyinka and Cults Among Nigerian Youth

Women We Hate 

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When I Became a Woman (Vera Ezimora)

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Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America

By Melissa V. Harris-Perry

According to the author, this society has historically exerted considerable pressure on black females to fit into one of a handful of stereotypes, primarily, the Mammy, the Matriarch or the Jezebel.  The selfless Mammy’s behavior is marked by a slavish devotion to white folks’ domestic concerns, often at the expense of those of her own family’s needs. By contrast, the relatively-hedonistic Jezebel is a sexually-insatiable temptress. And the Matriarch is generally thought of as an emasculating figure who denigrates black men, ala the characters Sapphire and Aunt Esther on the television shows Amos and Andy and Sanford and Son, respectively.     

Professor Perry points out how the propagation of these harmful myths have served the mainstream culture well. For instance, the Mammy suggests that it is almost second nature for black females to feel a maternal instinct towards Caucasian babies.

As for the source of the Jezebel, black women had no control over their own bodies during slavery given that they were being auctioned off and bred to maximize profits. Nonetheless, it was in the interest of plantation owners to propagate the lie that sisters were sluts inclined to mate indiscriminately.

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Sex at the Margins

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This book explodes several myths: that selling sex is completely different from any other kind of work, that migrants who sell sex are passive victims and that the multitude of people out to save them are without self-interest. Laura Agustín makes a passionate case against these stereotypes, arguing that the label 'trafficked' does not accurately describe migrants' lives and that the 'rescue industry' serves to disempower them. Based on extensive research amongst both migrants who sell sex and social helpers, Sex at the Margins provides a radically different analysis. Frequently, says Agustin, migrants make rational choices to travel and work in the sex industry, and although they are treated like a marginalised group they form part of the dynamic global economy. Both powerful and controversial, this book is essential reading for all those who want to understand the increasingly important relationship between sex markets, migration and the desire for social justice.

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The Warmth of Other Suns

The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

By Isabel Wilkerson

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