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Omohan Ebhodaghe is a London, UK-based Nigerian poet & novelist, courtesy of a British Council, Lagos office assistance. He was the 1993-4 publicity secretary of the Association of Nigerian Authors, Lagos state chapter. In 1993, he co-edited an anthology of poems and stories TWENTY NIGERIAN WRITERS: PORTRAITS with Dr Victor Ayedun-Aluma of the Mass Communication department of the university of Lagos, Nigeria. For his epic novel IN THE MIDST OF LOAFERS, 959 pages, get in touch with Paul Kirven, the book production and PR support staff in the UK, email: firstname.lastname@example.org For his poetry book HIGHTOWER, contact Damola Ifaturoti at Africa World press, Trenton, New Jersey, USA, email: email@example.com. Details of Omohan Ebhodaghe’s books are online.
I do not think the TV series xena is based on the Queen Amina of Zaria. I don’t found interview where creators say that. I don’t found the character Xena and her history really looks like this woman. I think I am correct when I say that the character and the series were inspired by the mythological Greek and Hercules ….
There was an article stating that the creators were inspired by Queen Amina of Zaria floating around online years ago. I’m assuming it has been taken down.
The truth of the matter is that unlike Hercules who anyone who knows something about Greek mythology knows, there are no Greek myths or tales surrounding any Amazonian woman named ‘Xena’. Xena’s character is completely fictional so it is not impossible that a badass woman from African history was the source of her inspiration.
Interesting blog. very interesting. adding you to my blog roll
We need to be friends!!
Seriously though, I just found your blog and seems we share a lot of interests.. It’d be really cool to chat…I’m thinking we’re kind of a rarity :D
Anyhow, have a good one!
Yes we do! If you say so :D
Feel free to email me, my gmail address is way up there (firstname.lastname@example.org). I’ve met a lot of cool people since I started blogging so don’t be shy!
Have a great one!
Your blog helps to heal us of the caucasianization disease
I try my best, thank you :)
Hello My name is Rebekah and I am conducting a PIP for Society and culture HSC. It is on beaut perceptions and I am cross culturing it to African women. So I was wondering if you would be interested in allowing me to interview you. I will just send you a few questions and you just reply. Simple :). It will be quick, promise and anonymous.
I don’t know where to start so I’ll probably just introduce myself : 27 YO journalist from Dakar, Senegal, and proud owner of a fledging of an Etsy shop… Anyways, I’d like to know if you’d agree I send you a freeby bracelet by post mail in exchange for you to give me a teensy review on your blog (that I’m a enthousiast follower of, btw)?
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Am a grand daughter to womam to woman marriage. I can confirm there is no homosexuality/lesbianism involved it is solely for procreation and sustaining a lineage. Particularly where there are no male sons. Baren women cld also marry women. Their husbands were allowed to procreate with them and any children were classed as the baren womans children with her husband.
Hello there! I agree that the institution of woman-woman marriage was for procreation and sustaining a lineage, I said as much in my post. I’ve heard from other people who have woman-woman relationships in their families, and they haven’t been able to confirm that there was no homosexuality involved ;)
So thank you for your confirmation but it looks like some women may have taken advantage of the institution in ways that the hetero-patriarchy would never imagine.
I was researching on women-women marriage in Igbo land when I came across your article. The last time I felt the particular sort of gladness I felt upon that was when I came across Jeffery Eugenides Middlesex in a roadside bookshop at Owerri. What I mean is: your kind of mind is quite rare and I like the libertarian principles you uphold in your writes. Your articles are well researched and challenges the worrisome norms that the Nigerian society has come to embrace while not compromising on the truth. Like the one on that warrior-merchant Yoruba lady whose name is not easy to remember, that was some top notch writing there. I’m a poet and an aspiring novelist. Thanks for being Awesome.
I am glad my blog was useful to you. Now I’m curious about Jeffery Eugenides Middlesex, what is it about? Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I wish you all the best in writing that novel
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