Journey Recounts

Going Back To Where the Future Was – Emmanuel Iduma

Posted: August 30, 2012 at 9:52 pm by

These are my ideas: history is a scar and history is a weapon. A few paragraphs from now they would be justified. The group’s major activity today was visiting the Slave History Museum. Twice. I had been with Emeka and ‘Novo when the others visited the Museum. We needed to sort out bank payments. Led […]

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Everyone Is Here Already – Emmanuel Iduma

Posted: August 29, 2012 at 9:12 pm by

How can we come to terms with how everyday simplicity possesses a force that should be understood, investigated? We are in Calabar, the second day. I began to feel the need to speak to the ordinary things that we are seeing – our unique position is that no one expected us here, so we are […]

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The Borders Have Shifted – Emmanuel Iduma

Posted: August 28, 2012 at 10:02 pm by

Enhanced by technology, we are travelling to other parts of our world. This came as a revelation. The revelation came when we attempted using Jide’s tablet, en route Calabar from Aba, to find our way – Google Map promised a detailed description of our route, the turns and moves. To depend on this technology we […]

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Aba: A Waiting City – Adebola Rayo

Posted: August 27, 2012 at 6:27 pm by

It is beautiful watching artists at work. When I say work now, I mean beyond field work. We are all tired from the journey into Aba — it is our first night — and so it is understandable that the meeting that has been scheduled for 7am the next morning does not start early. Some […]

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The First Step of Many – Adebola Rayo

Posted: August 26, 2012 at 11:01 pm by

I will not bore you with the details of today’s tardiness, since I have subsequently been made the time enforcer. The participants start arriving from 6:31 a.m. and by 9 a.m. we are all gathered. A few family members and friends are there to see their loved ones off. Amaize is also there to say goodbye […]

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The Journey is the Destination – Adebola Rayo

Posted: August 25, 2012 at 8:53 am by

There are different ways in which courage manifests. Sometimes, it is in leaving, moving forward. To see more and tell more. Maybe be more. There are those who have come from outside Nigeria—even Africa—to make this trip. There are also two who have had barely a week to prepare for the 50-day trip ahead. Some […]

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