Saturday, January 09, 2010

Bibi Bakare-Yusuf in today's Guardian

Click to enlarge/read, or read the online version here. There is an error in text, Bibi worked at OAU in Ife, not ABU in Zaria. Some of the phrasing from the original interview has been a little garbled, but the basic message is accurately captured.


Dapo Og,  2:47 pm  

At last my hope has been renewed and I'm infected by Bibi's optimism. Nigeria, has spent the past how many years trying to build a house, commencing from the rooftop. Once upon a time, lets go back to basics.
BTW: I so love the snipe taken at whastitsname, silly Dora Akinyili. That whatsitsname Dumbass pseudo professor; mouth piece of a dunce government...

Olu,  5:46 pm  

yikes...bold headlines there...wont endear CASSAVA to the naija-religio-mafia( and their numerous lemmings), but it had to be said.
I haven't' read the article yet, but i take issue with the breaod "castigation" of religion ( xtianity to be specific) implied in in the headline.
A reformation is coming to naija churches...wait and see..

Myne Whitman 7:49 pm  

Bold and analytical and not afraid to talk to the problems. Well done.

Ikhide,  10:12 pm  

Bibi is brilliant and she brims with ideas in the interview. But the Guardian should hang its head in shame. Did an editor read this interview? It is rife with grammatical errors and it just seems to me that the newspaper was too lazy to do basic research on names. They mangle names and sentences at every opportunity. And the title of the interview does a great injustice to the sum total of the ideas expressed. Disgraceful and unacceptable, is all I can say.

- Ikhide

Doyin,  3:14 pm  

A very informative and inspiring interview. More grease to your elbow Bibi and Jeremy. I will say however that I agree with Bibi only to the extent that I think that the religious literature in Nigeria today is not beneficial. The right type of religious literature is yet to be written. Anyway, that is an argument for another day.

Wonderful interview and best wishes to Cassava Republic.

Bose,  10:45 am  

It's really sad that the reading experience of many Nigerians is limited to Christian literature, motivational books and pulp fiction.I'm a Christian and I attend a moderate Pentecostal church but I think many of these books actually kill any curiosity one might have about the world and result in an extremely narrow outlook on life. In my opinion, it has played a major role in the anti-intellectualism that is so rife in Nigerian society today.

Anonymous,  7:35 pm  

Yikes. It was a little hard to believe Bibi uttered those exact sentences. I've noticed that our newspapers don't bother with the more prose-like style of describing an interview. This 'question and answer' format is silly.

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