Barbara Bush’s commencement speech at Wellesley College in 1990 a response to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie single narrative on feminism?

Barbara Bush gave the commencement address at Wellesley College on June 1, 1990. The speech was ranked No. 47 on a list of the top speeches of the century in 1999. The list, compiled by researchers at the University of Wisconsin and Texas A&M University, was based on a survey of scholars who ranked speeches …

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie replies her critics on her single narrative on feminism

Dear Unnamed Person Who I Am Told Is On Social Media Saying I am Her Family and Telling Me to Shut Up: Cynicism is ugly. It doesn’t flatter anyone. Yours doesn’t suit you at all. I remember you vaguely; I think you were in my class in primary school. And now you claim to be …

An Ancient Curse Kept Nigerian Women Bound to Sex Slavery. Now, It’s Been Reversed by Lynsey Addario

Wealth, 23, from Benin City, on March 25. After spending 15 months in captivity in a run-down brothel in the Italian city of Torino, Wealth finally saw her chance to escape. The 23-year-old Nigerian had scraped together nearly 50 euros in tips from a couple of regulars and so one winter afternoon, with her madam …

No Tears Left to Cry: Being Deported Is a Distressing Nightmare by Luke de Noronha

Hear the voices of the British people who were recently deported to Jamaica on a charter fligh A fishing beach in rural Jamaica. Photo by the author A fishing beach in rural Jamaica (Photo by the author) On the 7th of September, 2016, 38 men and four women were forcibly removed from the UK to …

May’s immigration policy seen as ‘almost reminiscent of Nazi Germany’ by Ben Quinn

Comments from ex-civil service chief Sir Bob Kerslake increase pressure on PM as row over Windrush-era citizens continues Comments from ex-civil service chief Sir Bob Kerslake increase pressure on PM as row over Windrush-era citizens continues The hostile immigration environment Theresa May set out to create when she was at the Home Office was regarded …

Homelessness, exploitation, failure: The price of May’s anti-migrant project By Luke Butterly

Border control: The hostile environment places immigration enforcement requirements on landlords The standard operating procedure of the May government is to outsource immigration enforcement to the public, embedding borders in all sorts of different aspects of our day-to-day life. One of the chief ways it does this is through the 'right-to-rent' scheme, which is a …

Meet Monica Osagie, the lady involved in the OAU sex-for-mark scandal by Segun Adewole

Miss Monica Osagie has been identified as the lady in the OAU sex-for-mark scandal. An audio recording surfaced online last week which ‘revealed the voice’ of Professor Richard Akindele asking Miss Monica Osagie for five rounds of sex before she can pass his course. A panel of inquiry constituted by the school authority to investigate …

Arsene Wenger and the story of why he really decided to leave Arsenal

Officially, he wasn't pushed. He jumped. But it's the sort of leap you take into thin air when a group of board members with machetes have chased you to the top of the building and there's no way out. At some point the haze will clear, the retrospectives will end, the tributes will fade and …

Theresa May’s ‘hostile environment’ at heart of Windrush scandal by Jessica Elgot

MPs say policy to tackle illegal migration applied without consideration for social effects. Theresa May was two years into her job as home secretary when she made her strategy explicit, telling the Telegraph in 2012 her aim “was to create here in Britain a really hostile environment for illegal migration”. The outcry over the treatment …