Maybe I should be grateful to Beyonce for giving African feminists a trojan horse delivery method for our most subversive ideas: juxtaposed to an overtly sexual personage, inoculating the listener against both the anti-feminism of the image and the actual power and import of the feminist message.
“Don’t be a fucking victim. You can’t be living in the age of Google and cheap internet where you can find out the resources available to you as a young African writer through the social network and other avenues, waiting for your father to make the policy or arrangements for you is immoral. In fact it is evil. It’s your job to make it.”
There is a need for more positive narratives of Nigeria on the Internet in blogs, discussions and comments but it is necessary to ensure that the quality of such is of a high standard. Something says our educational system does not guarantee immediate successes in that area, we need a fundamental rethinking in English language education and possibly a broadening of our thinking too.