An Unlikley Rescue

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Several days ago, I was in Jos, my hometown, out walking in our neighborhood with my Uncle M around 7 in the morning. As we were circling back toward the house, we approached a woman selling kose (bean cakes) by the roadside. My Uncle offered to buy me some for breakfast. I was delighted – they are a sweet childhood …

Pamela Brown-PetersideAn Unlikley Rescue

Setting Sail on the RMS Queen Mary: New Beginnings

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Just over 55 years ago, the RMS Queen Mary set sail from New York City heading toward Southampton, England. For two of its passengers in tourist class, it would alter the course of their lives, and impact others for generations to come. Gally Brown-Peterside, a Nigerian student (now deceased), was making his way to England to study law. Seven years …

Pamela Brown-PetersideSetting Sail on the RMS Queen Mary: New Beginnings

A Man of the People

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I learned this morning that Chinua Achebe, the Nigerian writer, had died at the age of 82 and I wept. I never met him and only briefly heard him speak when he was honored in New York, on the 50th anniversary of his best known and widely published novel, THINGS FALL APART. What I recall so vividly from that evening …

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The Lord is in this Place

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This weekend I went up to Hudson, NY for a wedding. A childhood friend of my brother Ian from our home town of Jos was getting married, and Ian flew through 3 continents (Asia, Europe and Africa) to be there (!) Several of Ian’s classmates from our school in Nigeria were there too including the best man whom I’d not …

Pamela Brown-PetersideThe Lord is in this Place