African woman, lawyer, teacher, poet and researcher. Singer of songs, writer of words, very occasional dancer of dances.  My research seeks new ways of interpreting the African experience within international law to ensure optimum and effective protection for the voiceless, the unseen and the forgotten. My blog is dedicated to my academic and not-so academic thoughts about Africa, her people and her interactions. I am committed to tangential and oblique discussions.



‘Africa is an eternal thought in the mind of God.

If there were no Africa, I’d dream of her.

My dreams would be filled with moonlight and sunlight,

Raging rivers and still seas, cascading waterfalls, gushing geysers.

I’d dream of sounds of sorrow, loud laughter, strains of songs,

Wailing and weeping, groans and grunts, cries and cackles.

I’d hear the slap of bare feet running across the Savannah floor,

The clap of hands, rhythmically imploring the divine deity,

The music of the forest, the silence of the desert, the rhythm of Africa.

All through the night, my dreams would be dreams of Africa

Dreams of her painful beauty, dreams of her serene bondage.

And then the sun will rise…over Africa.’



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  1. Dear Sister,
    I found your wordpress while looking for graphics on Africa.
    I am a member of Keepers Of The Culture, Philadelphia’s Afrocentric Storytelling group. I am working on a new and improved website for our non-profit organization. I am drawn your “faces of Africa” graphic and would like to use it on our website. In return I would be happy to link the photo to your wordpress page as a teaching tool for our storytelling, you have brilliant video’s to share. I intend to put it on our membership page, with your permission.
    Oni Lasana


    1. Dear Sister Oni,
      I apologise for taking so long to reply. I have been completely rushed off my feet here with all sorts of things. Among many things, I am planning a Pan-African conference here in the UK.
      For the life of me, I cannot remember where I got the faces of Africa graphic. I think I have had it for about 5 years now. So please fill free to use it. I would be very happy if you linked it to my page. And thank you for your kind words about my videos. Your group sounds very interesting. Story-telling is an important device in reclamation of culture and self. I will definitely be following the work that you are doing.


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