Barakat Akinsiku

Barakat Akinsiku is a writer and author with an interest in global affairs. She holds a Bachelor's and Master's in Biochemistry, and her debut novel, "The Surogacy Deal," was published in 2013.

Dubai Holds Powerful Lessons For Nigeria

March 19, 2015

With Dubai’s example in mind, Nigeria must diversify its economy so its people see the benefits. As Nigerians prepare for a presidential election amid a Boko Haram insurgency, the question remains: What about the economy? With falling oil prices, a depreciating foreign reserve and a plunge in the value of...

Literary Censorship: A Nigerian Case Study

July 15, 2014

In Nigeria, close monitoring of the arts and literary scenes by authorities dates back to military rule. When the film adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s literary masterpiece, Half of a Yellow Sun, was announced, many Nigerians cheered. For those who had read the book, it meant seeing Olanna and Kainene come to...