Sometime last August, I was contacted by a colleague writer to share my art process and the importance of the narrative with a group of students, as part of the Nkabom Literary Festival 2017. Knowing myself and how lowkey I am/try to be, the first word that came to mind was FLEE. The second word … Continue reading I’m learning to be lit at this writing distin
“Our minds love sound. Our minds remember sound. Our minds recreate sound.” Nothing you want will ever come easy. Why don’t you go back into time, think, was there anything you really wanted, truly wanted, badly wanted, that was just handed over to you – that was just uprooted from its pre-designed space in this … Continue reading What Are You Telling Yourself?
Soda. Mine is soda. Today I read a post from Tholakele Antamu about how many of us are ‘depending’ on all sorts of things to keep us together. I don’t know what yours is; what you’re doing to be above all this internal and external chaos. I do know mine isn’t wine, although I have … Continue reading Coping Mechanisms: All the good fizz
First, there’s disappointment. Your heart feels like it’s slumping into your stomach. Your mind begins to tell you so. To reprimand you for having hope. For wasting hope. You start to feel regret. You begin to hate yourself for trying. You shouldn’t have bothered, you say. You begin to feel guilty. About turning down an … Continue reading How does failure feel like?
My routine this week has been quite gloomy. To give a visual illustration of it, Yup! That’s me right there; blue AF even the clouds got me, and moving from my room to pick up books which end up sliding right between my wall and the bed, to tripping over shoes (Big Deal!!! I never … Continue reading Live This Darn Thing!!!
Where do writers go when they no longer want to write, because I’d be the first to head there right now. I am not used to venting out my frustrations on social media. I am trying hard to keep my personal life out of people’s faces (as if they don’t have problems of their own), … Continue reading I Should Stop Writing!
The past couple of months have been challenging. I have been fluctuating between tons of emotions, and struggling to find a sane balance. But with all the chaos that went on around me, I didn’t need someone to tell me I was doing it all wrong. I realized that I no longer had a spirit … Continue reading There’s a great life ahead if we’d allow ourselves to pursue it