I want the last bullet to have already been fired,
I want the last tear to have been shed,
I want the last hating heart to now be freed from its hate,
I want the last closed mind to already be opened, Continue reading “Dreams…”
“West Africa” should really only be a geographical label, not a geopolitical one. It is a place riddled with ethnicities overlapping tribes cut by religion bisected by language. There is nothing simple about West Africa except in the minds of long-dead imperial geographers.
The right to freedom of expression does not equate with the right to freedom from contestation of said expression. You have the right to call me a fool, but that does not mean you will be free from me contesting the veracity of that statement. Continue reading “Right to an Opinion”
So there has been a minor outcry over the student union of The School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), University of London, asking for the removal of white philosophers from the curriculum. According to the Telegraph ‘students at a prestigious London university are demanding that figures such as Plato, Descartes and Kant should be largely dropped from the curriculum because they are white.’ The general external response to this was to call the students snowflakes. Thereby suggesting that the students were too emotionally vulnerable to cope with views that challenge their own. Continue reading “The SOAS Furore, Silence & Freedom”
I write for young girls of color, for girls who don’t even exist yet, so that there is something there for them when they arrive. Ntozake Shange
What is Intersectionality? Intersecting Gender, Race and Empire
(PS: Intersecting gender, race, empire is my story of intersectionality, not the whole story) Continue reading “How & Why Intersectionality Matters”
For most of us death comes slowly.
Life is a long journey into the dead of night.
A solitary soliloquy into the uncertain beyond. Continue reading “Death Comes Slowly”