We should write our own stories; Literature is Everything

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We should write our own stories; Literature is Everything
We know
about the lives of people who lived ages before us; their challenges and great
moments because we read about their times. They had their stories written.
Where it wasn’t written, it was told.

My
ancestors told their stories to one another under the moonlight in village
squares or large airy compounds. Father to sons, mother to children and this
was shared and transmitted from one generation to another.

We are
here and what we are doing is living our lives. In literature we understand in
better ways who we are and why we make the choices we make, what influenced us
and how. We understand everything about our past, we know the truth of our
history and where we are headed. We are not afraid because we know.

We die
many times when we don’t know, either because the truth is hidden and we are
afraid to seek it or because topics about what made us or what happened in
yesteryear are gathered and locked away. We die when we have no place, no home,
being alone with the world’s thorns. Literature takes it all away. It educates,
it inspires, it gives; giving us a name, a place and making our voices heard,
because we write. As humans, we learn to and continuously overcome little
deaths of depression, unspoken truths and unknowns.
We should write our own stories; Literature is Everything

Literature
brings to life things that seem too little, too big, too forgotten or too dead.
The poetry we sing, drama that teaches, plays that entertain, essays that
reveal and stories that make us cry. It shows who we are, what we think and
what lies beneath the surface.  Even when
the stories are sad and the history is tragic, when the proverbs seem accusing
and the revealed truth seems bitter, there’s always something to know and
learn. In it, we discover what caused the wars and what decisions were taken,
not to be angry but to reflect deeply, put an end to it and avoid the mistakes
of people before us. It helps us to always remember.

This is
the way we discover new experiences. This is the way we can be truly one, when
we read, listen, observe, talk about issues that affect us and resolve those
issues. We travel worlds in books and through them, wounds are healed, burdens
lifted and many tomorrows birthed.   
That is the reason we must write our own stories and document them, as a
debt we owe posterity. Because someday, tomorrow, a little girl would nudge her
father saying, ‘Tell me a story, Papa. Tell me why that tree has never
fallen.’  Indeed, many little girls would
nudge their fathers and he must give a book or have a story to tell. This is
us, our culture, our story, our history. It is a glorious heritage that cuts
across nations. This is who we are. In this way, literature speaks to us and in
many ways, unites us. It makes us truly and deeply happy, even when the show is
over. 

By Philippa Orji

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