5 things Americanah taught me about being African

When one gets their wisdom teeth removed, very many things can happen, one of these things, naturally as a bookworm, is having time to read. In between the moments of fatigue and pain I devoured the last few pages I had been savoring of Americanah and finally today I read the final page of an…

Americanah: My Thoughts So Far

So I have been the biggest fan of Chimamanda since we all first heard her speech in Beyonce’s music video “Flawless”. However, being the fussy reader that I am, I have been putting off buying her books, despite the raving comments I heard. To be honest, when I think about why it took me so…

YOUR LIFE, YOUR BOOK: Guest blog post by Modibe Modiba

I’ve often wondered what the whole purpose of life was; how as humans, we’re brought into this world to do one thing-live. Life doesn’t come with a manual, nor a script, each day that we’re  given on earth is in fact an opportunity to write our own story, a story of our lives. We wake…

South Africa: Live beyond your qualifications

“There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do” -Freya Stark   Imagine yourself, fresh out of university in South Africa. Bright- eyed, bushy tailed. You’ve graduated with an Accounting degree and well on your way to becoming a member of the prestigious South African Institute…

WENOSA: Official Launch

The Women’s Empowerment Network of South Africa started a little over a year ago. The plan was to create a network of ambitious, Christ- centered, powerful women who were monomaniacally focused on their personal success as well as building empires and legacies which would outlive them. Looking back over the year that has passed, I…