I’m on YouTube now!

  I’m on YouTube! 📽 An author on YouTube is an interesting concept because of our natural tendency to use words instead of moving pictures to tell a story. However, the storyteller inside me is a performer and has been bugging me for a few years to find an outlet. When I was a teenager and young adult,…

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Becoming a better writer

My English teachers in secondary school were shit. The only ones I remember were Mrs. M because she confiscated something from me that she eventually lost, and Mrs. K who didn’t like me and caused some chaos in my life when I was a little older. That is all I remember about my English/English Lit…

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Have you heard of musicxray? It is a website powered by AI (machine learning for those who want to get technical). Musicians upload their music, which is analysed and sorted using mathematical algorithms. With a huge database of over 3 million songs, it has identified the characteristics of the ones that became hits and organized…

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Empathy as a virtue

Is this a virtue? Can we honestly say that because we care about the welfare of others, that it makes us better people? In the case where the person is of less character than we think they should have, for instance, a thieving drug addict who just stole your phone, or politician who embezzled millions…

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Should I talk to you?

It is a beautiful World we live in. If someone says something I disagree with, I can change the channel, look for a different website, unsubscribe from a newsletter, leave a Facebook or WhatsApp group, or even set the place on fire. I have options. Someone told me that I’m thin skinned and needed to…

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Sourcing Great African Literature

African Literature. Sigh. People don’t want to be called African authors, Africans shun African authors, Africans fight other Africans about what African literature is and should be. It is a complicated space to occupy, especially because those of us who write stories know what the publishing World desires from the African continent. But they cater…

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Micro 0331:

Once upon a time a woman gave birth to a son, the first seed of her womb. When he was placed upon her breast, tiny and wrinkled, the weight of her hopes and dreams descended upon him. The crooning of family and friends who laid eyes upon him bolstered her hopes and she built formidable…

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African Literature on Facebook

A few weeks ago a dear friend asked me if I could help admin a page on Facebook.  It has taken over my life! I LOVE IT. Our little family has grown by leaps and bounds, and the people who have joined and are actively participating in discussions surprise me with their passion every…

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