If These Walls Could Talk (Part 2) | by Pam Munter

The late 1930s and the decade of the 1940s were the best years for me. There was unrelenting excitement stirring, something brewing all the time. It was thrilling to see the big stars come into my foyer. They had a certain mystique that made them different from, say, the directors and producers they came to…

Winners Of The Dapo Olorunyomi Essay Competition 2019

Consequent on the call for submissions, conclusion of reception of entries, collation of submissions and assessment by our judges, the Dapo Olorunyomi Essay Competition 2019, is pleased to announce the top 3 entrants for its second edition. The winners are: 1st – Ajiboye Oluwadamilare – Faculty/Department Law, University Of Ibadan. 2nd – Akinlaja Felix –…

Call For Submissions: Dapo Olorunyomi Annual Essay Competition 2019

Leveraging the success of the maiden edition of the Dapo Olorunyomi Annual Essay Competition, the Association of Communication and Language Arts Students, University of Ibadan (ACLAS UI), launches a call for submissions for the second sail of the annual initiative. Founded on celebratory grounds to acknowledge the journalistic exploits of Dapo Olorunyomi – a veteran…

​Day Before a Snowstorm | by Georg Koszulinski 

Needing firewood for the fireplace and not having the money to shell out for it, I drove ten minutes from my house out onto the country roads at the edge of the county. The first side road I came to, I think it was called ‘farm road’ looked good and I made a right. There…

​After the Kids are Gone | by Rob O’Hara

A natural part of becoming an adult is pushing back against your parents and taking a stand for something you believe in.  I remember the first time my son stood up to me and took a stand for something he believed in.  He was twelve years old. “Come on!” I yelled from the living room…

​Hello, Dolly, Goodbye | by Pam Munter

Nearly everything about the musical comedy “Hello, Dolly” is legendary. It’s a nostalgic time capsule set to music, not only of the early 20th century but of Broadway’s golden era. And yet, it remains timeless to audiences. Bette Midler has been playing to sold-out houses in a recent revival and in January Bernadette Peters will…

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: DAPO OLORUNYOMI NATIONAL ESSAY COMPETITION (DONEC) 2017

The Dapo Olorunyomi National Essay Competition is an initiative flagged by the Department of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan. Displaying exemplary hard work and integrity, Dapo Olorunyomi, a seasoned journalist, has been actively involved in the fight against the menace of questionable activities in governance and domineering leadership. Thus, in honor of his…

America Wasn’t So Bad Back Then | by Donal Mahoney

​We have something in common, a fellow I talk to now and then. We’re about the same age and perhaps the only ones in the diner who think our past lives are interesting. So when the two of us shoot the bunk over coffee, it’s amazing that two men who sometimes can’t remember much about yesterday remember a lot…

The Ideology of Higher Education in the African Dilemma | by Francis Egbokhare

We can be knowledgeable with other people’s knowledge; we can’t be wise with their wisdom (Michel de Montaigne 1533—1592)  The global agenda for Higher Education is defined in terms of the predominating human development issues and the strategies for resolving them. The challenges include poverty, gender equity, diversity, violence and conflicts,  the environment, access, literacy,…

Capitalism and Human Nature Must Be Regulated | by Donal Mahoney

“What can we do to make this right?” The speaker is Phil Burns, owner of the brokerage firm that Owen Mitchell has had money invested with for years. Owen’s not rich and not poor. He just prefers the action of the stock market to the passivity of fixed income. Owen says nothing, sits in his…

PIN QUARTERLY JOURNAL (ISSUE 7): CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Building on the remarkable success of previous issues of the PIN Quarterly Journal, Poets in Nigeria (PIN) calls for entries aligning with various columns of the journal due for release in the fourth week of April, 2017. The columns listed below are opened to corresponding entries: CRISPY SATIRE: features poems with satirical attributes. POETIC INSIGHT:…