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Foluke Ifejola
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Blogs at https://FolukeAfrica.com/. Tweets @folukeifejola
Blogs at https://FolukeAfrica.com/. Tweets @folukeifejola

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We can only know where we are going, if we have a good idea of where we have been and who we have been. An arrow flies from where it is shot.
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'restricting decolonisation to a 1960s independence moment, ignores the context in which colonisation occurred & how the whole nature of international relations was altered by colonialism.'
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In this article, I argue that African educational language policies need to ensure that assessments do not unintentionally act as two-fold tests, testing both subject matter & lingua franca proficiency.
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'There is life in the tree, there is life in its roots. There is no life in the rock. So the rock plant keeps going. It never gives up. It keeps going. Keep going. We can all be rock plants.'
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'Do not be brittle, because a heart encased in stone will no longer feel, but a wounded heart can still sing songs of deliverance. A wounded heart can still sing.'
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'They too are the earth
The dying distant deaths
In narrow abandoned hamlets
They are the earth
Women battling centuries of
Maleficent slavery'
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'How do YOU define ‘language’? For example do the similarities between Spanish and Portuguese equate with the similarities between Main Yoruba and Ondo dialects?'
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In this article I argue that Afro-communitarian values will not work in a system designed to only reward 'merit' and would inevitably lead to corruption.
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In this article, I argue that the alchemisation of strict religious norms and fluid cultural practices is dangerous to African society and its governance.
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It is 2019, and academia seems to be increasingly under attack. In this article (written in 2016), I argue that academics have a vital role to play in creating the world we would like to see.
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