Nwachukwu Egbunike is a book editor and writer in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria . He studied Medical Laboratory Science at the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus and currently blogs on Feather’s Project, which is the brand name for the media, literary and publishing consultancy he runs in Ibadan. He writes for a number of print media, usually OP-ED and book reviews. He was a book editor for Spectrum Books.
Digital innovations on the heels of Kenya's Westgate terror
Nwachukwu Egbunike | 5 Oct 2013
Extreme situations have often produced the most outstanding innovations. In the wake of the recent terror attacks at a shopping mall in Kenya, several Africans deployed new technology solutions to face emergencies and speed up relief to victims, for now and in the future.
E-book teaching brings private affordable education to Kenyan children
Nwachukwu Egbunike | 17 Jun 2013
An innovative approach to primary education in Kenya, against all expectations allows poor Africans to send their children to private schools, an option hitherto available only to the wealthy.
Floating School Replaces Stilts in Lagos slum
Nwachukwu Egbunike | 6 Jun 2013
Makoko, a slum in Lagos State, Nigeria, was partially demolished last year by the government - drawing public ire. However, from this apparently hapless city, springs forth an innovative green architectural solution that offers hope to the needy.
Madonna, Celebrity Charity and Corruption
Nwachukwu Egbunike | 26 Apr 2013
Madonna, who adopted two children from Malawi, may be on the short-leash of love with her adoptive African country, who now call into question the true motives behind her celebrity-aid efforts. All now mired in controversy...
Chinua Achebe (1930 - 2013) - against stereotypic depictions of Africans in literature
Nwachukwu Egbunike | 28 Mar 2013
Chínụ̀álụmọ̀gụ̀ Albert Àchèbé (1930-2013) was called back home on Friday March 22, 2013. Achebe was controversially quiet: a writer who told his story, not minding the consequences. Writer, novelist, poet, critic and professor was acclaimed the father of modern African literature. His book, Things Fall Apart published in 1958, holds a record of 11 million copies in sales and has been translated into about 50 languages.
Africa Rising: A Hopeful Continent
Nwachukwu Egbunike | 3 Mar 2013
The Economist seems to be learning some manners; they have finally labeled Africa a hopeful continent. This is pleasant surprise because only three years ago, they had written often the continent as a hopeless one.
Boko Haram Declares a Cease Fire: Really?
Nwachukwu Egbunike | 30 Jan 2013
Boko Haram recently announced a cease fire in its violent campaign in Nigeria. Since 2009, Boko Haram has created a fountain of blood, bullets and bombs, claiming over 1,000 deaths. Although the announcement may have momentarily doused tense nerves, it has not translated into a national jubilation. The reasons are legion.
Page 1 of 1 :
in your inbox