A return to his hometown for a funeral brings Ike Oguine face to face with ancient ceremonies and certainties that make the world of politics seem like another country.
Articles by Ike Oguine
Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo is clamping down on corruption. So why are ordinary Nigerians less than enthusiastic? Ike Oguine explains.
- December 1, 2005
Ike Oguine in Nigeria questions the difference between defending a culture from globalization and the nationalism of the extreme right.
- August 1, 2005
What do Africans think of the torrent of pontifi cating about their continent’s woes, from Bob Geldof and Bono to Gordon Brown and Bill Gates? Ike Oguine has been asking around.
- May 1, 2005
There's Hollywood and Bollywood. Now there's Nollywood too: Nigeria's video movie industry is the third most vibrant in the world, as Ike Oguine explains.
- October 1, 2004
Muammar al Qadhafi may be the West's new friend, says Ike Oguine, but he should still answer for his crimes.
- June 1, 2004
Two writers who uncover the heart of Africa, introduced by Ike Oguine.
- March 1, 2004
Elections in Africa can be fraught and fraudulent – but are still better than the alternative, says Ike Oguine.
- August 1, 2003
Africans are desperate to protect hard-won democracy, as Ike Oguine explains.
- November 1, 2002