Conversations with Chinese people….

In a country of 1.3 billion people, 92% of them being from one ethnic group, foreigners stand out like unicorns. Especially dark skinned foreigners. Though I have been foreign in other countries, all have been countries where black people are the demographic majority. People would only react to my foreignness after hearing my accent or…

Black girl in China….again.

I am leaving…on a jet plane…I don’t know when I’ll be back again… Ok, so that last part is a lie, I know when I’ll be back. I am going to the east yet again. I am going to China and will be there studying for 3 years. I’m not the only one, nor am…

Museveni’s anti-gay law and Arizona’s Anti-gay bill

Some things we will never understand while living on planet earth. Or rather, some things – as obvious as they may be to certain people – are hard to understand to we mere mortals. At least that’s what I think…this post is yet another reminder or confirmation why I deeply dislike the paternalistic and somewhat…

2012 Ideas Expo Botswana – Recap Part 2

This is looooooong overdue, my apologies, life has been hating on my blogging hobby recently. This is part 2 of the Ideas Expo recap. In part 1 I discussed the presenters that presented on the first day, not all, just those that stood out to me. After listening to Kevin Aspoas, CEO of the Jupiter…

2012 Ideas Expo Botswana – Recap Part 1

So I mentioned some time back on my Facebook that I had attended the 2012 Ideas Expo Botswana and intended to write a mini recap of what went down. I have finally gotten around to it! I took notes during the speakers presentations and although it won’t be as effective as watching their presentations, it’ll help…

Learning Chinese (Mandarin)

Anyone that knows me reasonably well knows how enamored I am with Asian culture, it intrigues and fascinates me. By Asian I literally mean every Asian country aside from the Arabic/Indian ones. Their uniqueness is what draws me. Their cultures are quite distinct and odd to everyone looking in from the outside. This fascination of mine began…

An African Academic Cinderella story

This post is looooooooooong overdue but I finally got around to it. A few months ago an alumni of the department of Library and Information studies (where I am currently doing my Masters) came to visit and give a short talk. All Masters students were encouraged to attend his presentation and those of us that…

Red Table Talks and My mum

I just watched Jada Pinkett-Smith’s first Red Table Talk with her mother Adrienne Banfield Jones and daughter Willow. I wish it had been longer than 18mins!!! I hope she does more soon!!! This particular video was released on Mothers day, befittingly so. Jada’s idea is to use the Red Table as an open and honest communication…

Share your thoughts: Kony 2012

A campaign aiming to make Ugandan LRA rebel leader Joseph Kony famous with the goal of getting people to push for his capture has gone viral on the Internet. It has brought up many opposing views on the matter that have held my interest in the past few days. Watch the video that caused all…

Monthly Review: Starting new routines

So now that we are over and done with January how have you fared so far in terms of goals and resolutions? I was having a conversation with one of my lecturers recently about new years resolutions and though many bicker over what to call them, that is not the point of contention really. You…

Whitney Houston (Aug 9, 1963 – Feb 11, 2012)

Yet again another talent gone too soon. Whitney arguably had one of the best voices our generation has had the pleasure of being entertained by. I don’t know a single person that did not at one point in their life try to keep up with her on her “I will always love you” remake or…