naijastories.com wanted to see writers take the Dana tragic plane crash and turn it into something that people could connect with. Something to help them make sense of the the disaster. The goal was to try and deal with the heavy emotions at that time through poetry, report on what could be done better via non-fiction, or even give life back to those who were lost through fiction stories. The result was an amazing and emotional and honest Anthology titled "So We Do Not Forget!"
Based on a TEDx talk the Nigerian writer gave in 2012, We Should All Be Feminists is a potent tour de force on the subject of gender equality; one that whispers rather than shouts and confides rather than chides. There is no excuse not to read it!
When faced with a life-and-death situation that requires taking a split-second decision to put things right, the things one holds dear suddenly become of no consequence. For instance, it won’t matter at such time how much you have in your bank account. It wont matter the multimillion dollar contract you want to sign. Very important people as your loving spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend, children, best friend, as well as your most important philosophy and religious convictions, will not come close to your mind at such a moment. Only one of two things will preoccupy you at such a critical time: “How do I get out of this place alive? Or, suppose the inevitable happens, what’s next after death?” AT SUCH A CRITICAL MOMENT, EVERY HUMAN BEING IS BROUGHT FACE-TO-FACE OR IS CONCERNED WITH JUST ONE THING: “MY SELF”! AND WE ARE EACH COMPELLED TO BE ABSOLUTELY TRUTHFUL TO “MY SELF!” Here then is the acid-test of integrity: Are you honest with yourself even to the point of injuring your long cherished opinions if they are found incorrect? Having this at the back of our mind, we can always boldly face any issue in life and certainly come out with only the right answer each time!
In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.
Collection of all love stories published on DNB Stories in 2014. WARNING! Adult content. DNB Hit Stories of 2014 - Christmas Sex, A Dangerous Calabar Waist and My Lesbian Encounter included!
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.
THE DEVIL'S HEART is a short fiction story on the theme: The Source Of True Beauty. This is an entry from The Vale College for the inaugural APEN Short Story Competition: Powered By OkadaBooks