“Everybody will have an opinion about what you should do but what matters is what you want for yourself and not what others want you to want.” — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie On that very hard-hitting truth of self-worth, we take flight into this brilliant essay by Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I wouldn’t say I have […]
I breathed a sigh of relief when I finally had a copy of Purple Hibiscus. Why? The testimonies and reviews I read on it got me really expectant and truth be told, those expectations were met, 100%. The themes in the story were not one I hadn’t read about but Chimamanda chose a unique way […]
With The Fire On High” is not a plot-driven book but a character-driven book. It is a stunning choice. The writing style is another stunning thing about the book. From an author who has her background from poetry and book already written in verse, you will expect nothing but an amazing weaving of words that flow into each other and blend beautifully.
Tales, storytelling… They are a part of who we are as a people. They are what make us what we are. For what are we without the stories we have…the tales we tell? But how do you make a tale one of its own? How do you let a tale tell its own story? What […]
Previous Next “There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” —Rachel Carson Have you ever acknowledged how magnificent nature is? Looks like a beautiful painting on a canvas, isn’t it? I have, more than once, been distracted by the magic of the […]
Paul Engle said something that is very deep when put to thoughts. I used to think about it a lot and even now it reverberates within my core whenever I hear it. He said, “Poetry is an ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all […]
3.9 stars. I made the decision to get this book after I read a review on it on @novels_before_night’s blog. The review was honest and funny so I told myself I had to buy a copy of the book. (Thank you @novels_before_night). I told myself I needed to find out for myself what this book […]
Cultural Heritage. History. Ancestry. These are integral manifestations of a culture. They are what make up unique communities and their loss can be catastrophic to the generation ahead. Who or what do we become without our story? And by story, I mean how we became what we are today, how we came to be—the very […]
“In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity.” — Erik Erikson It is a known fact that most people (if not all) want other people to “get them” and appreciate them for who they really are; what makes their being. In striving to achieve […]
Just finished reading “October Rush” from the book, “Tales From Different Tails” by Nana Awere Damoah and I must say, it is a very intriguing read!