The story is told of a man called Okonkwo in the award-winning book,“Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe. Okonkwo is consumed with the fear of becoming like his father, Unoka. All his thought processes and corresponding actions revolve around this fear. Therefore, his one goal in life is to make sure he doesn’t become like … Continue reading Are We Better than our Fathers?
You know how you read some passages and you know exactly who the villains are: your unkind landlord, your inconsiderate professor, your overbearing boss, the petty traders in the market who are always trying to cheat you out of your last penny, the politicians with their highly embellished words and no corresponding action, you name it! You … Continue reading Foolishness and Other Vices
Have you ever heard a song playing on the radio that you just couldn’t bear? Or maybe it’s a place: you walk in, and you instinctively want to turn back and race for the door…memories. You remember when that song was THE song: the melody never failed to lift your soul and there were no … Continue reading When You’ve Done Everything
Let’s do a little exercise. Look around your house for something which is valuable but fragile. If I were you, I would run for that precious porcelain vase which cost you an arm and a leg at the antique store the other day. Next, please walk over to an area of your house where the … Continue reading The Entitled Offender
Have you ever heard the song “Must I go and empty handed? Must I meet my savior so? Not one soul with which to greet Him? Must I empty-handed go?” Charles Luther, the writer of this song, rhetorically make us conscious of the fact that we ought not to go back to heaven alone. It … Continue reading Everything for Nothing?