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WHY I THINK JOWHOR ILE’S ‘AND AFTER MANY DAYS’ WON THE 2016 EPFL

Jowhor Ile's And After Many Days was recently announced as the winner of the Etisalat Prize for Literature, 2016. Frankly, if I hadn’t won this book in a giveaway much earlier, I probably wouldn’t have bought or read it till now. But that would have been my loss, because behind the simple, unassuming, yet beautiful cover lies a poignant theme-the effects of crude oil extraction on the minority tribes of the Niger Delta. Still one would still have to dig through the drudgery of the mundane and ordinary everyday life to get to this. Tip- the author does not arrive at the point until the middle of the story. Set in Nigeria in the late ‘80s to the mid-2000s, And After Many Days covers themes of childhood, religion, family, loss, corruption, politics and injustice. The Utus are a modern, middle-class family based in Port Harcourt with strong ties to their hometown in the Niger Delta. Paul, the first son is dutiful, responsible and well-behaved. Ajie, the second son and th

HERE'S WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT WONDER WOMAN

Year : 2017 Director : Patty Jenkins Producers : Geoff Johns, Jon Berg, Wesley Coller Screenwriter : Zack Snyder, Allan Heinberg, Jason Fuchs Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright Genre : Action, Adventure, War film Based on original DC comics characters created by William Moulton Marston and H.G. Peter Official Synopsis “Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny" So you heard about the release of the first female dominant superhero film in over a decade, and all the hype has only served to increase your curiosity, after all, Wonder Woman Is the first ever female-direc