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…

Full Book Review: To Kill A Mockingbird

It has been two weeks now since I finished reading To Kill a Mockingbird; during a DMC that I engaged in with one of my friends today we found ourselves questioning whether setbooks in high school were purposefully chosen in order of disfunctionality or was it based on how closely the novel represented real life? This…

The Journey To Unbecoming

Not having it all together basically means that at a point everything was once in place and complete… But somewhere along the way things fell apart and you couldn’t get them to fit back just right; so you went along holding on to the displacement that you fooled yourself into believing was life. The thing…

2016 Reflections

2016 Reflections: Acceptance Looking back on my 2015 reflections post, it almost seems customary to share learnings of the previous year…. More than anything looking back on 2016, I now see that the recurring lessons in my life have been around acceptance. Acceptance of self is something I have come to learn as a journey…

Affirmation Mondays: Live your truth

Picking up on the brief discussions I had with my sister about being a feminist in 2015, I realised that to some degree, I had influenced an already unstable teenager to become even more unstable and angry as she discovered the truth of the world; that it is Patriarchal and filled with misogynists(yes, female misogynists…