In June, 2011, we started Perspectives, a monthly column featuring guest posts from non-Nigerians who follow political and cultural happenings in Nigeria. We hope this will liven up the site by giving you an outside-the-country point-of-view on Nigeria, and hopefully make you see issues in a different light. To contribute to the column, send an email to the Politics Editor, Saratu Abiola, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Life and Style
Do you write short, fictional stories, poetry? Are you a philosophical thinker? Or a fashion-blogger, stylist? We are looking for contributors for our new section – the Life and Style section.
Why have we started this? Because we believe tht Nigerians have a diverse range of interests and while we are a platform for hardtalk on topics relating to politics and the economy, Nigerians across the globe are also interested in fiction, poetry, fashion, image and style and philosophy. These different interests are inter-woven.
You only have to think of how the work of philosophers has influenced the way we think, the world of style influencing the way we live, dress, how we design our homes, our cities, and fashion – influences what we wear, and how we relate to the cultural influences around us (think how powerful a statement it would be if Barack Obama wore an agbada or a jalabia to a press conference, and you can understand the power of fashion and fashion choices, and how the social influences the political and the economic.)
Here at NigeriansTalk, we aim to work together to create a more intelligent and more informed group of people. So if you are interested in contributing to any of the above, please contact the Life and Style Editor, Adun Okupe, at email@example.com