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In some ways, this refusal to take full individual credit for professional success is a very female thing, and perhaps itself springs from sexism: Women who are seen as individually ambitious or self-glorifying pay a price -- unlikeability -- that men do not.
From A House for Mr Biswas and The Mimic Men in fiction, to An Area of Darkness and Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey in non-fiction, the self-glorifying Anglophile who broke his chains of poverty and ignorance looks at the non-Western world with the binoculars of suspicion and loathing.
In his own account of the visit in one of the series of self-glorifying diatribes - dull of malignities towards virtually everyone - that Obasanjo occasionally publishes about his public life, Not My Will, he claims that that night was the first time he was meeting Chief Awolowo.
Factually, the difference in magnitude of those allegations and the ones staring down the House of Sharif are incomparable yet the response is inversely proportional; unapologetically defying the Constitution and repeatedly chanting 'Mujhay kiun nikala why was I removed?' to build a self-glorifying national narrative against judicial accountability.
This is where the extent of harm imposed by free speech can be adjudged - not in the opinions of these students, but in the reactions they extract from self-glorifying, anti-social patriots and nationalists.
A refreshing contrast to all the self-glorifying fame seekers.
10 "American Sniper" The somewhat jingoistic memoir of ace Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle became, in the hands of Clint Eastwood, a melancholic rumination on a number of his career-spanning themes: the iconography of the solitary man of action; the high toll on all sides in the war zone; and the uncomfortable realities nibbling away at the edges of America's self-glorifying myths.
Two millennia after his death, there is still debate about whether he should be seen as a hero of civilisation who spread the wonders of the classical age across Europe or as a self-glorifying despot who wrecked the Roman republic.
"Islam" as a self-glorifying and self-justifying marker is up for grabs.
Nothing screams "tosser" more than a self-glorifying non-entity who talks about himself in the third person.
At a New York City election fundraiser, the president, in self-glorifying statement, boasted: "I try not to pat myself too much on the back, but this administration has done more in terms of the security of the state of Israel than any previous administration."
Though a memoir, written by a young man with exceptional achievements, this book is far from self-glorifying. The sub-text is often one of regret.