What Are People Saying About Us?

Ayo Kehinde, 4/1/2004, 5:05 AM
Comments: I wish to join your teeming admirers in congratulating you for keeping the flag of the informative and educative journal on. It is a very unique journal highlighting the socio-political, economic and cultural affairs of the West African sub-region. KEEP IT ON!!!

Carmela Garritano, 12/5/2002, 8:20 AM
Comments: GREAT WORK! This is a long, awaited project!

Morpheus, 11/20/2002, 10:22 AM

Comments: Became "conscious" of your e-journal just today. Let me say I'm rather impressed. As a grad school student, I especially like the scholarly approach taken to these matters. Morpheus

Yetunde Rotimi, 11/7/2002, 2:52 PM

Comments: What a wonderful thing you are doing. I really like the journal it is very informative. I am glad to know that there is such a thing as this out it is really needed to let people know about their heritage, and for those who are unaware of the truth.

Prince A.A. Adegbile, 8/25/2003, 2:46 AM

Comments: I am delighted to note that this website is constantly being updated; in addition to the immediate response one gets to issue(s) raised!

K. Seriki, 4/15/2003, 6:58 PM

Comments: I will like to thank all the writers and the editors for doing such a great work of research. Finally, we can now tell our own story and set the record straight.

Ms. Njoki Osotsi, 5/10/2002, 12:39 PM

Comments: I wish to thank and commend the editors of this journal for the great work.

Thank you.
Njoki Osotsi.

Dr. Kofi Ellison, 1/3/2002, 4:05 PM

Comments: Again, let me congratulate you on the excellent job you are doing. I just recommended your Journal to a friend who teaches at Kennesaw State Univ. Not being in academe, I value reading your papers. Keep it up.

Ololade Adewuyi , 7/20/2003, 7:29 AM

Comments: I want to tell you that you people are doing a great job and finding you on the web right now couldn't have come at a better time than now when I'm about writing my research project on gender.

Thank you and God bless.

Mrs Franchesca Dove-Aryeh, 3/16/2003, 4:59 PM

Comments: Superb work...very well done indeed!!

Michael Halbert , 1/7/2003, 7:57 AM
Comments: It has been a real delight to read what appears to me to be "authentic (lived) views of woman. Much of what is written by "feminists" is theoretical and therefore open to all sorts of distortions. I'm recommending your site to my daughter to broaden her horizons.

Thanks for being and informing.

Doreen Lwanga, 9/5/2002, 2:45 AM

Comments: your my timely answer....just when I was looking for writings on African scholars in diaspora...migrants, I found more than enough here....thXXX again...I enjoy your journal.

Jillian, 4/5/2002, 2:59 PM
Comments: I love this Web-Site so much. You don't know how many times I come here a day. This has got to be my favorite Web-Site of all time. *Thanks so much*

Muthoni Kimani, 3/28/2002, 9:44 AM

Comments: Dear Editor,
I have benefitted alot from your journal. What encourages me is to see a journal for and about women artists in Africa written and critiqued by African women, it warms my heart. Thank you for this advancement in African Academia and I hope it grows ever bigger so we can write an African art curriculum for the whole of Africa so as to benefit our generations from all over the continent. Keep up the good work.

Sincerely Muthoni Kimani (Kenya),
University of Cape Town

Camille Gooodison, 2/24/2002, 6:32 PM

Comments: Love your magazine. I literally spent hours going through all the goodies you have here. I especially like the poetry and other arts related materials. Wonderful! As for those drum rythms with my reading...

Njideka Ugochukwu, 11/18/2001, 4:30 PM
Comments: Dear Ms. Nzegwu,
After reading your journal, I decided to write to commend you on a job well done. I am a 3rd year english major with a minor in African Studies at SUNY: Stony Brook. Being a native (and a frequent visitor) of Nigeria, I can honestly say that your articles speak nothing but the truth.

I cannot stress how necessary JENDA is. It is productive in two particular ways: it paints a true picture for the reader who does not know and most importantly, it informs the exile who has been away for too long. So, please keep up the good work. If you might ever need any assistance from me, please feel free to contact me at this address. It would be my absolute pleasure.
Ke emesie.

Ndubisi Obiorah, 9/15/2001, 8:11 PM
Comments: Dear Profs., Nzegwu, Okome, Oyewunmi and colleagues,
I stumbled upon your website by accident while using a search engine. I was transfixed and spent the next few hours reading the excellent articles in your e-journal. I most strongly commend your efforts in providing an independent platform for Africana women scholars to communicate their research and perspectives.Your voices have been muffled [and marginalized] even within academia for far too long. Congratulations!

Ndubisi Obiorah
Cambridge, MA

Mainoo Smith, 7/2/2001, 1:12 AM
Comments: Welcome Jenda. This space you have created is very cool indeed. your comments on the fusty white old men that run academia are spot-on. thank god for the web! i look forward to looking back in 10 years time at the doubtlessly interesting evolution of your journal.

Kwabena Akurang-Parry , 4/22/2001, 10:37 AM

Comments: I found the first issue of Jenda to be scholarly, informative, and engaging. Keep up the excellent work.

Diane Turo-Hughes, 3/11/2001, 6:34 PM

Comments: I stumble across your journal as I was researching journals to do a research paper on life histories as a research tool. The first article I read was your commentary. I found what your said very interesting and I discovered many grains of truths in what you said. Especially the comments your made about motherhood. I am a PhD student and I am fast approaching the end of my course work. I wish to do my dissertation on Women in Developing Countries and Distance Education. Not distance edcuation as we may defind it, ie using the computer and on line courses but, every means in which education is carried to the community. I would like to know what the triggering evernts were in these women lives, how did they overcome cultural as well as economical obstacles and what did they hope to achieve after all is said and done. I have never been outside the United States, except an occassional trip to Canada. Everything I know about the world I have learn throught books, the newspaper, public radio, and talking to individuals who have visited or lived in other countries. That is why I find your journal so interesting. It will give me some insight on how individuals view some of the very topics I find interesting.

I look forward to your next journal.

Diane Turo-Hughes

Lidwien kapteijns, 3/8/2001, 2:44 PM

Comments: This is a wonderful initiative. I particularly admire the journal's outspokenness. This is inspiring and exciting reading.

Chidimma Offoh, 3/1/2001, 7:45 PM

Comments: As an African woman and a graduate student interested in research in the area of educating African women, I am delighted to see a web-site dedicated to the scholarly discussion of this issue. Thank you so much for your innovation.

Adetokunbo Adekanmbi , 2/26/2001, 7:50 AM

Comments: I have read a couple of articles in Jenda and enjoyed them extremely. It helps to know there are women who have not been entirely brainwashed by the soceity to "Stand behind their men". However I found some of these articles a show of english proficiency rather than facts benificial to the ordinary african women.

Brenda Williams, 1/22/2004, 2:47 PM
Comments: Thanks you for a splendid issue. It was well worth the wait.

Duru Augustine, 12/27/2002, 2:54 PM
Comments: Dear Editor,
I am delighted with the work you are doing with your crew. Recreating the hisorry of African arts and heritage is not an easy task, but be sure that there are a lot of people out there who are willing to put in their time and talent to restore our obfuscated identity and reclaim our heritage. Your toils will not be in vain. I will therefore request to recieve more information about your publications.

Augustine, USA.

Nkem Ekeopara, 11/28/2001, 7:22 AM
Comments: Dear Nkiru, Ikem and coEach time I visit this site, I am transformed. And this is not just by the alluring imageries, but by words that are so carefully crafted and matchless that the subjects breath. You people may never know how much you remain there for us all; lovers of products of the true representatives of the Creator on our planet.

Nkem Ekeopara,

Florence Tate, 9/22/2001, 3:53 PM

Comments: interesting, informative, intelligent, stimulating, and very attractive

IKEME, Okey D- Iyke, 7/23/2002, 6:08 PM
Comments: Dear sir/Madam,
Greetings! Please, I don`t have any comment, but rather I am thanking the members of Africa resource Center for their good work for African artists. Thanks.

Yours sincerely,
Okey D-Iyke Ikeme.

Nkem Ekeopara, 11/11/2001, 11:36 AM
Comments: Dear Nkiru and co,
For me, this has been like being transported to the skies, enveloped by the beauties of the blue clouds and gazing at the Real Stars on Earth. The concept and package are breathtaking and awe- inspiring. The works are eternal and gracious. Congratulations, you the true representatives of the Creator on Earth.

Sincere regards,
Nkem Ekeopara

Tendo Birungi, 1/14/2001, 10:01 AM
Comments: dear mr Nkiru Nzegwu,
I heard of your journal through Alexande Calder of the art room. I am a ugandan artist who is trying to work toward documentation of our art movement here. Alex and David Kibuuka will tell you more about my work. However, I applaud you for an excellent job. Viva Ijele. Viva art de'afrique.

Kind regards,

Akinwale Onipede, United kingdom, 3/13/2002, 6:57 AM

Comments: You are doing a great job, your ejournal has opened my eyes to a lot of hidden facts especially on Ben Enwonwu, please keep the good work going.

Victor Ehikhamenor, 9/1/2000, 7:55 AM

Comments: As a poet and artist from Nigeria living in the US this is such a refreshing site for me. Right now I am sitting under a baobab in a desert, really refreshed. Thanks for your insight.

Markus, 5/5/2004, 9:11 AM
Comments: It is not often that you find exactly what you are looking for when searching the Internet! I am really glad I found your valuable information resource. Personally I'm looking to improve my webdesigning skills and got some inspiration from this site. Content is king but it also has to look good, as it does on your site. Thanks!

Prosper Godonoo - Assistant Director of African Studies,
4/3/2000, 8:55 AM
Comments: Hello Nkiru:
I write to congratulate you and your colleagues on the board for taking the
bold step in publishing WAR. You need to be commended for your time and energy in ensuring that issues pertinent to the serious and critical examination of Africa are given deserved reflection in the academy. For this reason, I wish to shower more nourishments onto your thoughts, energyand 'pen'. Take care and have a productive day.

Sincerely yours,
Prosper Godonoo - Assistant Director of African Studies
Rutgers University
Office of the Dean
Lucy Stone Hall
Livingston Campus
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8054

Emeagwali, Gloria, 4/3/2000, 9:00 AM

Comments: Congrats on a great job.
Gloria Emeagwali

Dr. R. K Edozie, 4/3/2000, 9:08 AM
Comments: Your compilation of part of the controversial, quite exciting, and extremely important debate initiated by Skip Gates misadventure in Africa, was an excellent job.

Dr. R. K Edozie (a Nigerian residing in the Diaspora)

Bert Igwe, 10/23/2000, 1:51 PM
Comments: I enjoyed a few of the articles I read so far and I hope I will make time in the future to keep abreast. very scholarly work. Keep up the good work.


Meshack Owino, 4/27/2001, 2:48 PM

Comments: An excellent site. Keep it up.

Biko Agozino,
8/25/2000, 12:35 PM
Comments: Well done on the gender special issue. Lots of gems. Keep it up.

Ipshita Chanda, 2/18/2002, 5:54 AM

Comments: I am part of a Department that runs the only full course on Literatures of Africa in our country, India - though we are constrained by having only literatures in European languages ay present. We are exploring the possibility of setting up a centre for African Studies affiliated to the Faculty of Humanities (we call it Arts), and the enthusiasm of our students, who take the course despite the lack of lures like funding, and the diificult-to-access materails, has prompted us to explore possibilities of wider networking, especially the forging of direct links without western mediation, based on the commonalities in our situations . In this regard, we have found the WAR especially useful for access to current state of scholarship, and would enthusiastically welcome closer links with the Africa Resource Centre.

6/29/2001, 8:38 PM
Comments: I really like this site it is very educative and i thank God for giving you the opportunity to tell your story and uplift young women of this age.

Amin Alhassan, 7/2/2001, 4:16 AM

Comments: The reproduction is Kobina Sekyi's 1917 paper is very timely at a time when it is becoming fashionable to theorize without the benefit of history! More of such back to basics, please! And thanks for the wonderful job at WAR.

Damola Ifaturoti, 10/15/2001, 10:59 PM

Comments: Congratulations on your great efforts and more power to your elbows

Nwabu Nnebe, 9/6/2001, 6:44 PM

Comments: Great site! Good job!

Rowland Nwuzor, 10/27/2001, 2:02 PM

Comments: Well done on your new site! Keep up the good work!

Sike Azu-Irondi
, 11/20/2001, 4:08 PM
Comments: Good job folks. The Spirit of Biafra lives on!!!

O. Onuma, 11/22/2001, 11:16 AM

Comments: Great job on the website! Justice has not really been done, thirty odd years after the fact, to the story of Biafra. Your project and others in this vein are both important and crucial for reconciling the past and moving on with the future.

My mother, grandmother and aunts were strong, brave Biafran women and maybe someday, I too can help tell the stories that they cannot tell.


Stephanie Shonekan, 12/6/2001, 9:03 AM

Comments: Azuka,
I looked at this only briefly and was very impressed with the quality and depth of this website. I look forward to carving out more time to really sit down and go through it in detail. Excellent!

Stephanie Shonekan
Assistant Director
Archives of African American Music and Culture
Indiana University

12/10/2001, 1:23 AM
Comments: Very commendable, Azuka; the images are especially moving.

O.P.E, 12/14/2001, 10:56 PM
Comments: The depth of your research is very impressive; you have very good multimedia support materials, thought-provoking images, and touching stories. The simple but highly efficient design of the site is worthy of note as well; all in all, well done, Azuka.

Neze "Jubi" Onyeama, 12/22/2001, 6:12 AM

Comments: Dearest One,
This is an awesome site. Thank you. I found it while looking for the art of my very dear friend, Chinwe "Ntiefi" Uwatse.

If you don't mind, I have downloaded your entire site... It activates some very rich emotions. Words cannot describe how indebted to you I feel in this very moment... Thank you Thank you Thank you. I love you.

In Love and Gratitude always,


Eze Egbuonu, 12/31/2001, 5:04 PM

Comments: Hi Azuka, your work is an inspiration to me. I believe that it contains a wealth of information that is beneficial for those of us that seek to know the plight of our people.

Thanks for taking the time to put it all together.

Nnamdi Nicholas Okwulu, 1/11/2002, 10:03 AM

Comments: I am very happy to come across this site. I would like to source information from yourselves with regards to remembrance of Biafra which we will be providing to our members here in the UK around may. Udo na awili.

Folusho Fadayomi, 3/25/2002, 3:31 AM

Comments: Incredibly well done. I just got a chance to go over the site in more detail, and have come away even more impressed than on my initial (cursory) visit.

You and I have explored, to some degree, the importance of documentation and I don't know that that point of view can find better expression than it has here.

The stories of women, in particular, are important because they are so rarely heard -- less so within the context of war and lesser still in the expression of Africa's truths. In my mind, theirs are the stories that depict the harshest canvases of war; concerned its immediate realities -- children, family, emotion, angst and day-to-day survival. Women, it has been said, endure war in its most personal context, and their stories tend more to be reports (that almost bring events back to life) than those of men who, concerned with the imposed duty of soldiering, tend to defer feelings and recount more relectively. It is so important, to keep from glamorizing or masking its grotesqueness, that we tap into those accounts that remind us so vividly that the states of terror and suffering imposed by war are unbefitting of our humanity.

To speak of heroism within the the context of the grave circumstances of the Biafran war seems almost trite. Yet it is undeniable that these women are indeed heroes -- conquerors of the appalling conditions that war imposed on them, and champions of an undying spirit of hope that makes it possible for future generations of Igbo women (indeed, all women)to forge forward knowing that their place in the world is everywhere -- every nook where decisions are being made about the futures of the children they bring forth, every corner where those futures are threatened by the darkness of inhumanity...

Well done!

Bunmi, 4/30/2002, 11:29 PM

Comments: Great site. Very informative about that era. Moving.

Onyinyechi Ikezi, 5/1/2002, 1:58 AM

Comments: This site is very informative and the pictures are very touching. It tells a lot about the war and how people were affected without even reading the words.

Charleston Ogochukwu Okafor-Odu, 5/7/2002, 2:11 PM

Comments: Great site. My nephew turned me on to it. While I admire the contents and possibly the context of the Biafran experience, For modern African to begin a forward trend, Africans with Africa's interest at heart need to start re-drawing colonial boundaries. Until this and many other corrective measures are undertaken, weep my children, weep for the "lost" continent.

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