Category Archives: Voices

Dear earthlings, It is I your mother, earth. From the very beginning of time, I was created to house and nurture you and other diverse forms of life; to carter for all your needs with…

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“I am a young pan Africanist writer who believes the African is capable of handling his own affairs. I write to correct the anomalies in my society. I am passionate about change as well as impact. I live my life to change the world and I do it through writing.”

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Your love is my greatest burden!
And this I must offload!
The flower in me begs to bloom!

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It is a ridiculous and unspeakable source of collective shame to humanity that an incredible 130 million girls are out of school, when a report has exposed that it costs less than a loaf of bread or a newspaper to educate a girl in a day.

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I am almost 20 years, my whole life should be ahead of me yet it feels like my life ended on that April afternoon 11 years ago. With the stretch of my legs that April day, my life snapped.

And now I walk around in pieces and silence.

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Little by little, that shy, angry and ugly girl as it were, evolved to a beautiful, bold, happy and purposeful lady.

Over the years, I have come to the realization that one major cause of failure in life is acceptance of stigmatization.

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Do you have a friend who is autistic? Aren’t they amazing with beautiful souls?

Paulina Mwindor shares in this extremely short, captivating but yet powerful and personal piece, the beauty she found in a girl who used her smile to speak volumes of love to her.

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During a keynote address at the just concluded Stockholm Forum for Gender Equality, Adichie disclosed that she was sexually harassed at the age of 17 by a ‘big man in the media.’

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There was a lot of struggle and students had to push each other. The university surveillance had to intervene and who is at fault here? Should hundreds and hundreds of university students have to queue up only to be attended to by just a few staff? Should students also be hit with big sticks so as to control them?

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Here’s a guide for mentees and mentor seekers on how to work with mentors. Dear mentee stop waiting for your mentor to call you please. These people are busy! Sometimes they don’t even remember you. Life is such a hectic thing. Pursue your mentor. Let them know you are alive but you had better not be a pest.

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Do you really think the environment in which you school in matters a lot? I mean, they say learning is an intellectual thing, isn’t it? What if you’re learning in a classroom filled with lizard poop, broken desks, smelly agidi wraps and tons of sachets of ‘pure water’ littered around you. Do you think quality education can be achieved in such an environment? Do you think you or anyone else can properly learn in this kind of environment?

In your opinion, what actions do you think an educational institution should take to address such a learning environment as seen in this picture.

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Ask the black man to understand why he refused to cook for his seven-month pregnant wife simply because the kitchen isn’t meant for him but still found washing the underwear of the white woman as a prestigious job!

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Nwaogu Chinenye Cynthia is a young aspiring writer who found her voice in writing and believes the written words are the essence of human life.

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I sleep with yet again another sad reality of the scene in my good Country Ghana. It all got to do with the kind of songs that our Musicians sing that is said to be…

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She had always been beautiful, blessed with so much green, covered in a splendor that never had been seen. There were the seas, the landscape, the natural resources, mountains, waterfalls, the fresh breeze… even the…

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Have you read The Blackness of Eru yet?

Ngunan Ioron Aloho is a social activist, an educator, an entrepreneur, a writer, a YALI Fellow, and so much more. Ngunan has fought and sacrificed a lot as a social activist, defending and helping child marriage victims. In the Blackness of Eru, Ngunan will take you on a sad but short journey to witness the life of a young girl who suffers the pain and burdens of early child birth in which she is not prepared for.

We, at Blankpaperz are very proud of Ngunan for using words to tell stories that matter the most.

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