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Sharon Salu
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Nigerian Fiction Writer, Taker of Pictures, Lover of Humor.
Nigerian Fiction Writer, Taker of Pictures, Lover of Humor.

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Britist Novelist, William Makepeace Thackeray on Writing and Familiar Things #writer #author #quote

William Makepeace Thackeray was an English novelist known for his satirical works.  Vanity Fair, which was his most popular novel was the first novel published under his name.  He published Vanity Fair in serial monthly parts, a method used by Charles…

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Pam Allyn is an author and American literacy expert.  She is also a self-described "passionate advocate for innovation in education and in building start ups that grow up to change the world." She describes reading and writing as processes that are…

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Yes, I know it's early, but here it is: Happy Thanksgiving! #HappyThanksgiving2017 #GiveThanks #BeGrateful #ThanksgivingWeek

Yes, I know Thanksgiving is on Thursday, but I couldn't wait [...]

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Jose Luis Borges was an Argentine poet, short-story writer, and essayist.  His tales and poems have come to be regarded as classics of 20th Century world literature.  In 1961, he gained international fame when he was awarded the Prix Formentor, the…

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What Makes Supertitles Different from Subtitles? Here are some key differences #Blog #Surtitles #Translations #Music

Last month, I attended a music concert featuring mostly classical and orchestra music. Before the concert commenced, I looked through the program I was handed at the door.  It contained details you would normally expect to see in a program of events:…

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Quote: E. B. White on Writing as an Act of Faith

E. B. White was a celebrated American writer.  He contributed to the New Yorker magazine and co-authored "The Elements of Style," an essential style guide for writers (and non-writers).  But perhaps what I found truly fascinating is that he was a…

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Are you #TeamLovePlantains, #TeamPlantainsAreNasty or #TeamBananasForLife? Join the discussion! #Blog #Plantains #StreetFood #NaijaFood

"I hate plantains!" said nobody ever. Have you met anyone who absolutely hated plantains or plantain chips? I haven't [...]

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Where does Money go after "making it rain" at Naija parties? #NigerianWeddings #Parties #MoneyRain #Spraying

Spraying money is a standard, popular tradition at Nigerian parties. That includes weddings, birthday parties, etc. Wherever there’s a live band or DJ or someone’s phone playlist supplying good music, Nigerians will rise to their feet and hit the dance…

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Why Honey and Babies Don't Mix #Food #Poison #Babies #Honey #Health

I was looking at a bottle of honey a few months ago.  There was a warning written on one side of the label, paraphrased below: Do not feed to infants under 1 year old Who are infants under 1 year old? Babies, of course.   So, the label warned against…

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Strange and Unusual Children's Names and the Modern Nigerian Christian #UniqueNames #Nigerians #Africans #BabyNames

Children's names are important for many reasons.  For starters, a child's name is the primary means that people - family and non-family members alike - will use to refer to that child.  Honey, Baby, Darling, Sweetie and other terms of endearment, or even…
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