"What constraints do is to keep you in marriage, not necessarily because you are happy, but because the marriage stays stable. I want you to understand those two things: marital satisfaction and marital stability are two separate things. In a patriarchal society, marriage is stable, not because it is satisfactory, but because of the constraints." ~ Monsignor Anselm Nwaorgu, Ph.D.
"Our generation is more in tune, especially in this day and age, we’re more in tune with our emotional and mental health. We don't see a problem in communicating our problems, say, to a professional counselor or a therapist. It's an idea that is seen in a very negative context, when you think of mental health and problems and things of that sort."
"For me, one of the core missions is I don't want to leave this earth having people talk about the continent of Africa in the same way that they did when I grew up, when I was younger. And if I have a chance to change that then I need to be here at my desk doing that work every single day to do what I can." ~Dr. Uzodinma Iweala
"When we think about food, food has such a communal aspect to it. You know, when I think about my own memories of food or dishes that I've had in my life, I don't think about the meals that I have had by myself. Part of the magic of a good meal is the people that you're sharing it with." ~ Oge Mora
"I hope that everything that I do sparks positivity and creativity in people, but I can't focus on just that. My advice to the younger people then would be the same ... to just live authentically. As long as you're not hurting yourself or anybody else, you should believe and trust your intuition." ~ Folake Olowofoyeku
"Do we believe that everyone should have equal access to opportunity? And if we do, we should strive to make sure that we create that. If you ask yourself that question, every time a decision is made, every time our resource is allocated to something, I think it will change the way that we view the world."
One only needs to read a few chapters of "An Orchestra of Minorities" to understand why the New York Times referred to Obioma as the heir to the great Chinua Achebe. We invite you to read some of Chigozie’s thoughts in his own words as garnered from an NPM interview. Enjoy and share!
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