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#FavePodcasts – Another Round talks to NPR’s Audie Cornish…

I am obsessed with podcasts. I think they are a revolutionary alternative to mainstream media. While being deliberate, curated and interest-based content, they are free of censorship and…

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Self Care: My Bag of Tricks

My last blog was about my nostalgia for the warmth and comfort of community. The familiarity of gathering around that old Philips TV set, sharing in laughter when…

Nostalgia

On Community, Self Care & Other Stories

I was a kid during the era of big old bulky television sets with wooden vernier, extended tubes at the back and huge bunny ear antennas. We had one…

The Book of Phoenix: Oral Tradition Reimagined, Printed, Bound and Served Good.

I recently read my first ever African-Speculative-Fiction title, The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor. This was my second attempt. I had found the book dissociating and I felt…

Musings: Growing up with, and loving Peugeot

I met my stepdad when I was probably five years old. He had come on that official-meet-the-kids-you-will-be-sort-of-fathering visit, and he came in a Peugeot 404. I remember being…

Nigeria turns down the Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill. WTAF?

A socially just society is one where men and women are not ranked, but linked, connected, complementing each other as equals. Yes it’s true that we men are…

Zeitgeist definition

Musings: We are Generation W; “W” is for “WORDS”

I think we are the generation to fight all manner of unjust structural prejudice and discrimination, or as I love it to be called by its descriptive name, “white supremacist…

“Am I Contributing To My Own Extinction?” Musings of a Sangoma Living Between Two Worlds

At TEDxJohannesburg 2015, Amanda Gcabashe, a sangoma, shared her story of becoming. She talked about her experience living between two worlds: the 21st century and the mystical world of ancient medicine…

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