Tag: Femke van Zeijl

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Op-ed EditorJuly 18, 2017

Femke van Zeijl: ‘Oyibo’ is not a compliment

by Femke van Zeijl The opening commercials were running on the big screen but the lights were still on as ...

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February 28, 2013

Femke becomes Funke: Underwhelming scamming talent

by Femke van Zeijl The biggest scam you [Nigerians] have managed to pull is leading the world to believe that ...

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November 26, 2012

Femke van Zeijl: There was a Country: An outsider’s review

by Femke van Zeijl Most striking are the parts of There Was a Country where history meets Achebe’s personal experience. ...

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September 4, 2012

Femke becomes Funke: My Lagos househunt – 11 lessons I’ve learnt

I’ve come to mistrust landlords who ask for only a year’s rent. There is usually something very, very wrong with ...

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August 22, 2012

Femke becomes Funke: An oyinbo’s guide to mastering Lagos traffic

Do not try to grasp the system behind driving in Lagos. There is none. This has to be done. You may ...

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August 13, 2012

Femke becomes Funke: The expat’s universe

A local lawyer friend told me there are only two reasons expats come to Nigeria: love and money. ‘You know ...

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August 6, 2012

Femke becomes Funke: Not Island material

              I am not Island material. My allergy for hot air makes me unfit ...

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July 30, 2012

Femke becomes Funke: Behind a desk catching up on your sleep?

Expecting the worst has become a survival strategy to many Nigerians. If the worst is always expected, it becomes a ...

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May 28, 2012

Femke becomes Funke: The word I hate most in any language

It is the first time, I sense how much she will miss me. I know she does not want me ...

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May 14, 2012

Femke becomes Funke: As good as your gadget

  The editing room of the Lagos based TV station was as loud as Ojuelegba under the bridge on a ...

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March 25, 2012

Femke becomes Funke: Golden opportunity!

It gets better! YNaija introduces you to Dutch writer and journalist, Femke van Zeijl who has been traveling across sub-Saharan ...

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March 24, 2012

Femke becomes Funke: “A terrifying dream”

It gets better! YNaija introduces you to Dutch writer and journalist, Femke van Zeijl who has been traveling across sub-Saharan Africa for ...

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January 19, 2012

“Wikipedia is not a source. NEVER.” – A short guide to responsible civic journalism

    By Femke van Zeijl I had felt the lecture coming on for a couple of weeks now, after following ...

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