On Nigerian Intellectuals as Votives of Chaos

Why is it that some of the most intelligent Nigerians out there speak as if they are ignorant how important the framing of stories is, how crucial and misleading adjectives can be, easily are?

What did you get, I ask, from your reading of Achebe, from the pause in your heart you feel at border control in any country you present a Nigerian passport? Because, increasingly, I question these lovers of adjectives who have knocked their own brains up so properly that they act as if adjectives are nouns.

An adjective is a political construct, a noun is closer to the truth it describes.

Then again, it just might be a death wish, intellectuals becoming votives of Chaos. What then would be the point of all your learning and exposure?

- Ra.

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