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Fire and Ice

“Fire and Ice”Excerpts from the Upcoming Book: Pieces Of RealityBy Hanamel Kingston Onyxstone I’ve had a fair share of hypocritical condemnation heaped upon me by Christianity. I once worked as a dedicated servant of God (isn’t that what they call it?), in His supposed vineyard for over five years. What did I get?A disgraceful expulsion […]

Featured Feminism Literature

Gender Equality in International Institutions: Progress and Challenges in Moving Toward Gender Parity

ABSTRACT The International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda, for the first time in international law, recognized sexual violence in conflict as crimes against humanity and grave breaches of international law. Subsequently, the International Criminal Court was created with a gender-mainstreamed focus on international issues, and UN Resolutions required states to make gender […]

Biography Featured Literature

Chinua Achebe: A Biography

Albert Chinualumogu Achebe was born the son of Isaiah Okafo, a Christian churchman, and Janet N. Achebe, November 16, 1930 in Ogidi, Nigeria. He married Christie Chinwe Okoli, September 10, 1961, and now has four children: Chinelo, Ikechukwu, Chidi, and Nwando. He attended Government College in Umuahia from 1944 to 1947 and University College in […]

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What is the Secret to Success?

At hundreds of colleges and universities across the country, thousands of students are in the midst of the fall semester, trying to manage the academic tasks of studying, exams, papers and lectures. A lot is riding on their academic performance – earning (or just keeping) scholarships, landing summer internships, gaining employment and of course acquiring […]

Literature Poetry

The Poetics of Witnessing in the Works of Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney In his poem ‘Punishment’ from the poetry collection North(1975), Seamus Heaney picks up the voice of a witness who is suspended between the possibilities of love, silence, voyeurism, outrage and above all, the understanding of the process of violence that brings the ‘numbered bones’ of the corpse it describes to its present state. While it would […]

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