Krio

I recently signed up to Krio language lessons. For those of you who do not know what Krio is, it is a language spoken in Sierra Leone. The Krio language originated from Creole in the 18th century, when freed slaves were could return to Africa to a place called Freetown (capital of Sierra Leone). SinceContinue reading “Krio”

Water

And there it was I thought. I sat on the edge of the boat looking out into the place where I drowned. The place of nightmares. The place that had kept me shaking throughout the night screaming out “water!”  It had been a great day, my third day in the beautiful Island of St Lucia. The dayContinue reading “Water”

Re-Education Through Rap

One thing I’ve been enjoying this week, is learning about Black History through rap. I’ve found myself falling in love with rap again and being moved by the poetry of the lyrics. It has been a re-education of things that I thought I once knew. One song that has been on repeat throughout the weekContinue reading “Re-Education Through Rap”

If Not Now, Then When?

I stood on the packed metropolitan line train, going over the muddled and angry thoughts that were racing through my head. I hadn’t been this angry in a very long time. As commuters shuffled in and out of the train at Finchley Road, I scurried to find an empty seat. I sat down, took outContinue reading “If Not Now, Then When?”