Tag Archives: Akpap Okoyong

Volunteering in Nigeria: Reflections (FIU BizNews Post)

Volunteering in Nigeria: Reflections “I hope you will judge yourselves not on your professional accomplishments alone, but also on how well you have addressed the world’s deepest inequities, on how well you treated people a world away who have nothing … Continue reading

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I be Lady o

If you call woman African woman no go ‘gree She go say I be Lady o -Fela Kuti

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Sugarcoated

“People from individualistic cultures tend to prefer direct, rapid fire let’s-get-this-done communication. This is appropriate to accomplish tasks efficiently and continue to move ahead. In this communication style, there is little tolerance for long breaks in conversations. Those from collectivistic … Continue reading

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ad·ven·ture: An unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity.

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A Year in Nigeria: Living the questions (FIU BizNews Post)

Living the questions I want to beg of you much as I can to be patient toward all that’s unsolved in your heart, and learn to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms, or like books that are written in … Continue reading

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Lucky 2013

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Conflict resolution

I’ve observed and experienced the way that conflict can arise and dissipate seemingly out of nowhere, or else linger without any known cause or resolution in sight. In my community (Akpap Okoyong) I’ve often seen very public verbal quarrels between … Continue reading

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Catching fun

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Evolving professional (FIU BizNews Post)

Evolving professional “For her, those jobs held no meaningful purpose. And so she made the decision to search for meaningful work- work about which she would have such passion that the question, Why try for greatness? would seem almost tautological.” … Continue reading

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wan mmbakara ye obubit eden owo

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