Femke Van Zeijl

Posts by Femke Van Zeijl:

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Femke Becomes Funke: Celebrating mediocrity

The writer, in her penultimate piece, shares her view on mediocrity within the Nigerian space. (more…)

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Femke Becomes Funke: The big question on everyone’s mind.

The writer still keeps readers guessing on the ‘big question.’ (more…)

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Femke becomes Funke: Underwhelming scamming talent, By Femke van Zeijl

"I came to realise 419 was a pretty unsuccessful business model..." The phone rings. Who the hell calls at 3 a.m.? Something terrible must have happened. Unknown number. Even worse. An unfamiliar voice on the other end of the line. Who is this? The question has to be repeated three…

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Femke becomes Funke: My moinmoin with amala episode, By Femke van Zeiji

'She's eating!' Though I was not the only one having piping hot amala in the local Ebute Metta joint, I did not have to look up from my plate to know the lady's exclamation was about me. Since my stay in Agege last year I have gotten used to being…

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Femke Becomes Funke: Not a common cold, By Femke Van Zeijl

'Salsa tonight?' The voice on the other end of the line made it sound more like a statement than a question. Which is understandable: since I moved to Lagos last year I have never passed over an opportunity for dancing salsa. It is my way of unwinding after a day…

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Femke becomes Funke: A Wazobia dinner table, By Femke van Zeijl

“The members of the social club also discussed Achebe's latest book... They did not necessarily agree, but agreed to do so”. (more…)

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Femke becomes Funke: Voluntary curfew By Femke van Zeijl

“My voluntary curfew makes me realise I respond the Nigerian way...” (more…)

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Femke Becomes Funke: Iya Funke Was Here By Femke van Zeijl

“It also made me appreciate how Nigerians sometimes feel towards me: overly protective maybe...” (more…)

ABIC Books published Chinua Achebe's "The University and the Leadership Factor in Nigerian Politics", an interesting 26-page monograph published in 2006

Achebe’s There Was a Country: An outsider’s review, By Femke van Zeijl

It appears at times Achebe wants to make a point and looks for evidence to go with it. (more…)

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The right to call a place home, By Femke van Zeijl

“I simply fail to understand why a citizen should be denied certain rights on account of where his forefathers came from.” (more…)

The danger of fending for yourself, By Femke Van Zeijl

This is not a society. It is a collection of individuals fending for themselves. Nothing truly binds them together. (more…)