Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was my first experience of the much talked about novelist’s writing. Continue reading
The recent tragic shooting that took place at the Charleston Church in South Carolina, USA, made me reflect on a tragic incident that took place in my own country. I looked at this white boy that had taken the lives of those nine innocent black people and thought: Black South Africans that support attacks on black immigrants are no different from this gunman.
The two incidents are not related, but I felt it necessary to take you through the short thought process that led to me writing this piece.
A flower doesn’t need to do anything extraordinary to be beautiful; it is beautiful simply because it is.
It cannot be anything else other than what it was created to be, nor does it aim to be; it can only ever be the most beautiful version of itself.