Black Girls Rock: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

“If I were not African, I wonder whether it would be clear to me that Africa is a place where the people do not need limp gifts of fish but sturdy fishing rods and fair access to the pond. I wonder whether I would realise that while African nations have a failure of leadership, they … Continue reading Black Girls Rock: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Dark humour: Is it okay to joke about that?

Personally I find dark humour hilariously funny, although there are some jokes that I have come across which are quite frankly, way below the belt. So recently after coming across one of those so called “jokes” on whatsapp, I started to wonder about dark humour, also known as black, off-colour and crude humour. In a … Continue reading Dark humour: Is it okay to joke about that?

The resurgence of the “fro”

A few years ago, Chris Rock produced a documentary called “Good Hair” which detailed black women’s and by extension, the black community’s obsession with hair alteration—which includes, the use of hair extensions, hair weaves and hair straightening creams etc. This, all done in a bid to gain the elusive status of having the so called—“Good … Continue reading The resurgence of the “fro”

FASHION + POLITICS

The two are often considered by society at large, as mutually exclusive entities, which means that having one or being interested in one automatically excludes you from having the other entity. But I believe that this does not have to be the case. I think that fashion and politics can safely collide without one suffering … Continue reading FASHION + POLITICS