The Bible …

You don’t need to be a christian to want to read the bible, you don’t need to feel like reading it to read it- in fact, reading the bible is not done just for the fun of it- there is no time table or right that means if you read the bible, you did it well.     It’s not […]

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Last Night…

Last night was awesome I had myself coated with mists of mango An aroma he craved for after out first encounter when I had it on I played the smooth button and never played all my keys Letting myself play the black chords, while he wondered about the white ones I displayed randomly ‎I had my skin dripping, Dripping of […]

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Why the definition of African no longer matters to me

Originally posted on siyandawrites.com:
Soon after writing my last piece the topic of classism began to occupy my mind almost full-time. I became very quickly aware that in a country like mine (almost completely homogenously “black”) there were still factors that divided us as a people. My notion that all African people are the same and should be able to relate and connect based almost solely on their African-ness was challenged and almost completely discredited for the uninformed self-righteousness it revealed within me. Along with the realisation that the words of Biko and Muendane, as well as the musings of a teenage girl on what I term ‘theoretical politics’, had almost no weight in the minds of the “common man.” The average African living very close to the poverty-line, had very little interest in what I believed was all it took for the world to change: an understanding of one’s identity as an African as well as the prioritization of this factor. I began to see that if such things would have an effect on people, then the state in which these people lived would have to change immediately. Before I was to step onto my soap-box (which you will find is carved from the self-righteous wood of my middle-class upbringing) it would be imperative that I begin to focus on the factors that would allow these Africans to have any dams to give about the musings of contemporary…

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BIG IDEA | How the African Union can make young people give a f***

Originally posted on siyandawrites.com:
The African Union owes the citizens of African states an opportunity to gain true inspiration from their organisation. We have not been given that opportunity. The average educated African citizen sees the Union as a toothless dog barking at its problems, and if they surmount, merely burying them in Africa’s backyard, which I imagine is an abandoned desert filled with broken dreams. If this appears to be a dramatic analogy to you then allow yourself the chance to imagine what the uneducated citizen considers the African Union to be. Nothing. And no dramatised imagery can take that truth away. Numerous articles have been written on the ineffectiveness of this organisation.  Disaster after disaster has visited the member states of the African Union, while those involved in it appeared to do nothing more than shake their heads at the graveyard of missed opportunities. And who has suffered the most? The African people. The purpose of the AU is to promote peace and security in Africa, but recent al-Shabab attacks in Kenya are thought by some to be a result of the mistakes made in the AU’s mission in Somalia which had an initial mandate of six months – yet close to eight years later, the operation remains active.  The AU has also been accused of “regionalising local conflict”. The purpose of the AU is to promote improvement in healthcare access for African citizens, but the Ebola crisis showed an organisation that…

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Nakedness Is A Good Thing…

Nakedness is good thing, don’t you think so? See everyone is naked these days, of cos they are calling it “fishnet” fashion but then it’s nakedness- no need for briefs anymore. Wonder if those stores still make sales? May be they will have mesh briefs too and that will become a marketing means to beat the competition of mesh clothes […]

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Holy Spirit…

I thought he was going to be tall, that his eyes were going to be sparkling white with no filth in it whatsoever. I honestly thought he was going to be soft, kind, a smooth talker with romantic poems and a fellow with Barry White’s voice- one I would like to hear sing to me before bed time or call […]

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The Devil Walks This Earth…

The devil walks the earth; He walks seductively with a titillating bod, A sexy lips and hug gable hands He has the body of anger, depression, murder Riot, Heart break, Pain Religious sentiments and everything hatred He stops at every bus stop of life Every bus stop and next stop of one’s life The world is noisy, so no one […]

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