New Beginnings

Historically, September has always been a month of new beginnings for me, especially academically. September was when I started the new school year, it was when I moved from summer dresses to light cardigans and coats. September is the month I harvest the last of my fruits and vegetables from my garden. So, this SeptemberContinue reading “New Beginnings”

The Virtual Cook

The kitchen filled with love and laughter As we embarked on creating the batter. The call to three countries reached In England, Germany and South Korea each Of us began the ritual of our Saturday bake. We all knew what we had to make, My Nutella-filled peanut butter cookie plate that LaReine had seen andContinue reading “The Virtual Cook”

Book Review: The Joys of Motherhood

‘she had been brought up to believe that children made a woman’ The Joys of Motherhood is 65th book to be published as part of the African Writers Series. The novel, by Buchi Emecheta, follows the life of Nnu Ego, an Igbo woman raised in Ibuza village in colonial Nigeria. The novel’s title in allContinue reading “Book Review: The Joys of Motherhood”

Book Review: Born a Crime

Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime tells the autobiographical story of Noah’s childhood and upbringing through apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa. This novel was highly recommended and after almost a year of putting it off, I finally decided to read it. Trevor Noah uses humour to portray the hardships and dangers of being a mixed-race childContinue reading “Book Review: Born a Crime”

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”