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Saturday Seven #2

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I don’t know about you, but this time of the year leaves me bone tired and weary. November is the month where I find myself rushing to get everything done because, let’s be honest now, December can be a bit of a write-off productivity wise – silly season, anyone?

Despite the incessant go-go-go vibe and soaring temperatures, let me share a few things that have kept me sane or inadvertently entertained me this week: Read More

Book Review: “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi

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“The family is like the forest:
If you are outside it is dense;
if you are inside you see that each tree
has its own position”

My personal reading choices when it comes to non-fiction veer off in two rather opposing spectrums. On one swing of the pendulum you will find my deep appreciation for the fantastical and magical, which is anchored within the realm of wild possibility. On the opposite swing of the pendulum, my reading subject matter choice is anchored in stark, bleak reality relating to African identity and history, especially addressing colonisation and slavery.

Most African and Black History remains untold, one-sided and/or incomplete and that’s why I appreciate authors like Yaa Gyasi, who take on the daunting task of bringing “our” stories (with their colourful, painful histories) to life through fresh, informative narratives.

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6 Snapchat Accounts I Currently Enjoy!

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Listen, I will be the first to admit that it took me AGES to get into Snapchat! It was equal parts “Social Media fatigue” and “How-the-heck-does-this-thing-actually-work-though. For all the networking sites to have graced us in the new millennium, this has been the most un-intuitively (is that even a word, mmmmmh)  one built to-date.

Like with all things, after you give it a bit of time (and call good friends to yell dumb questions like “How do I find the filters?”) it has become a go-to favourite online space of mine for entertainment and information..

Yes, yes, I am well aware about Instastories and how some users are replicating content on both sites (bah humbug), but for now I’m more than happy to receive my daily dose of random visual content & story telling over at Snapchat and would love to share with you some of my current faves.
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