Semester One Update

Its the end of semester one of my PhD. It has been fun and sometimes stressful. From funding applications to contacting publishers for potential projects, it has been an amazing experience. Top Three things I’ve enjoyed this semester: Being considered an expert (although prematurely) in a specific subject area. With my thesis question being anContinue reading “Semester One Update”

Book Review: The Famished Road

Ben Okri’s The Famished Road is the first book by an African man to win the Booker Prize (1991) and is still the only book by an African man to have won the prize. The Famished Road tells the story of Azaro, who is an Ogbanje/abiku, a child who constantly repeats the cycle of lifeContinue reading “Book Review: The Famished Road”

African Poetry

This week I have been immersed in African Literature and I have been reading Poems of Black Africa, edited by Wole Soyinka. The anthology, although lengthy, is filled with beautiful African verse and I thought I’d share one of my favourites. The poem is titled African Poetry by Agostinho Neto. Out of the horizon thereContinue reading “African Poetry”

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”