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December 2016

Today’s Thought:

When God cooks, you don’t see smoke.  (“Kuteka Lesa ke kumweka bwishi ne.”) ~African Proverb Zambia Aya ✌🏾

Eldorado (Part I): J’ai souvenir…

J’ai souvenir d’avoir cueillie De mes mains moites et vaporeuses Le crépuscule hésitant d’un Eldorado Songeur, déployé au-dedans d’un azur liquide Piqué de Soleils rieurs et d’Enfants prometteurs. Et tandis que l’Horloge gauche A la démarche incertaine Chantait âpre et éperdue... Continue Reading →

Today’s Thought:

When you are sitting in your own house, you don’t learn anything. You must get out of your house to learn. ~Ghanaian proverb Aya ✌🏾

Today’s Thought:

To try and to fail is not laziness. ~African Proverb (Unknown African source) Aya ✌🏾

How Africans Travel — T.I.B.A

This is a Reblog!! I loved this article and the unique style of the author. Full of humor and express something that I have experienced as well as African. Please comment and like on the original post 😉 “So how did... Continue Reading →

Top 15 recently published books by writers and poets from Sub-Saharan Africa

This is a Reblog!!

Interesting article about recently published books by writers and poets from Sub-Saharan Africa.
I was looking for books written by African writers.
Honor to African literature and to African writers!!!

Please like and comment on the original article 😉

Aya ✌🏾

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by Samira Sawlani

As the festive season begins, so does the enjoyable and/or stressful task of choosing Christmas presents for loved ones.

Fret not; be it for the book and poetry lovers in your life or a reward for yourself after all that shopping, here is a list of recently published fiction and poetry by writers and poets from Sub-Saharan Africa, literary finesse, which will make the perfect gift. homegoing

1.Homegoing, By Yaa Gyasi

Once in a while a literary masterpiece is written.

Homegoing is that masterpiece.

The novel begins in eighteenth century Ghana where Effia is married off to an Englishman while Esi, her half-sister is sold into slavery and shipped to America.

Thus begins an epic story spread across almost 300 years and covering the lives of the descendants of both sisters.

Clear, concise, powerful and bruising, this is a book which not only illustrates the brutality…

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The half-truths of Brexit and Trump

This is a Reblog!!

Really interesting article grasping the Brexit and the election of Trump in USA. I wanted to write an article about both subjects, but this piece is saying what I wanted to say.
Please like and comment on the original article 🙂

Aya ✌🏾

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Brexit and the Trump election were certainly about class – but not so much about the alienation of the working classes as the prerogative of the middle classes and the wealthy.

by rashné limiki

I am sat on the train, across from six suited, young, white, English-sounding men – the kind that I walk quickly past, or try not to eavesdrop on, lest I overhear something that will spoil my balance of mind. The kind who travel to Europe for ‘mini-breaks’. And for whom casual racism and sexism is a matter of course. The kind of people whose spaces I’d be cautious, if not loathe, to enter.

It is the Saturday after the referendum – they are on their way to a party, I presume. I am trying to distract myself, but I can’t help overhear a blithe reference to the vote, and some kind of pro-EU statement. ‘This is…

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Today’s Thought:

I am in the darkness today. Scrambling in the cold. Fearing that there is no way out. I do not see the light. I do not see anything. I am Lost. But still deep in me somewhere, there is that... Continue Reading →

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