What is?

What is a man when he’s black? Constantly accused and under attack With all his efforts he encounters setbacks Pushed into drugs and selling crack Communities broken and on a backtrack. What is a woman when she’s black? Gives her all, just to fallback Disrespect and abuse is our throwback Yet we give and giveContinue reading “What is?”

Book Review – Such a Fun Age

Such a Fun Age is a novel with a blurb that excited me, it’s a novel about a young black woman who is accused of kidnapping a white child whilst babysitting. Mira, at first glance seemed like a woman that I could relate to, with a similar age and a love for children in commonContinue reading “Book Review – Such a Fun Age”

Life by Charlotte Bronte

Life, believe, is not a dreamSo dark as sages say;Oft a little morning rainForetells a pleasant day.Sometimes there are clouds of gloom,But these are transient all;If the shower will make the roses bloom,O why lament its fall?Rapidly, merrily,Life’s sunny hours flit by,Gratefully, cheerilyEnjoy them as they fly!What though Death at times steps in,And calls ourContinue reading “Life by Charlotte Bronte”

Semester 2 Update

Semester 2 of my PhD officially ended at the end of March. But as most PhD students will tell you, that does not mean a break from my research. I still have a thousand and one things to do, and an impending deadline this Friday. However, I have to say, I am still very muchContinue reading “Semester 2 Update”

Book Review: Song of Solomon

I have been meaning to read Toni Morrison for a number of years now, and I was excited to finally buy her book in February. One of the key reasons why I was so excited to read Toni Morrison was because she was the author that made Michelle Obama fall in love with reading. ThisContinue reading “Book Review: Song of Solomon”