Confronting the horrors of Rwandan genocide

Originally posted on #thalefang:
“One soldier came up to the house. I was sitting with my baby boy on my lap. He grabbed the child and threw him against the wall. He died from the impact… At dusk on the sixth day, I was raped by two gangs of Interahamwe. A third gang gave me…

A short tribute to Chinua Achebe

Originally posted on Africa is a Country (Old Site):
Age was respected among his people, but achievement was revered. As the elders said, if a child washed his hands he could eat with kings.  — Things Fall Apart. It is not a surprise the amount of tributes that have poured in from around the world…

Food and wine show review (2012)

Originally posted on A Hungry African:
So I’m about a week behind in writing about this show, however, I really wanted to get through my bevy of recipes before I did this post so we are finally here! The Gaborone Food and Wine show was brought to us by Airport Junction, Lapologa, Builders World, The Gazette…

The Dark Knight Rises movie review by Simply Film

Originally posted on Simply Film:
The superhero flick has become a bit of a redundant genre in the past ten years. Since the turn of the century, countless iterations of caped crusader films have hit Hollywood, a great number of which were forgettable CGI-based action thrillers. That is, until director Christopher Nolan (Inception, Memento) got his hands on…

This is not about art

Originally posted on Africa is a Country (Old Site):
Between the relentless media coverage, the twitter deluge, the pronouncement by a South African judge (“This is a matter of great national importance”), and declarations by the South African President’s daughters about “the straw that broke the camel’s back,” you might be forgiven for thinking that–finally–some…

Livetweet Recap: NYT (and Vogue Italia) “Rebrands Africa” (again)

Originally posted on Africa is a Country (Old Site):
From a series of tweets I did on the New York Times story “Rebranding Africa” which you can read here. Coming up: Elliot livetweets a read-through of @NYTimes latest infuriant, “Rebranding Africa” http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/15/fashion/15iht-fafrica15.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1337010111-kaoVJMBzdBP2Ilyfay7RvQ h/t @siddhmi Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on…

A quick chat with Tebbie from Something Sweet

Originally posted on A Hungry African:
  Meet owner of Something Sweet Custom baking company Tebbie O. She’s bakes up a storm in the kitchen and has made a business out of it. When did you start baking? I started baking with my best friend Michelle Sharp when were in our early teens, i’d say…

Joseph Kony Is Still At Large and It’s all My Fault

Originally posted on Mind of Malaka:
I generally like to reserve Friday posts for frivolity, but I have been requested to give my view on KONY2012. Please brace yourself for a rant. Let’s call Joseph Kony what he is: a narcissist, a pedophile and a terrorist. Virtually unchecked, Joseph Kony has been carrying out his…

What Is Love Worth?

Originally posted on A Pretty Girl's Blog:
My love is not worth much. Not much at all. I’ve seen people give up school, give up jobs, give up friends, give up solid ass plans, for love. It’s not that I don’t think love is quote unquote worth it. But my impression of love is…

Across Asia in 10 Photos

I came across this Blog via PhotoBotos.com which is a blog that features one photo a day either by the author or by other photographers. One of the photographs featured were by a student studying in Asia and I just fell in love with it. I then took a peak at his blog and I’m…