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A LITTLE ABOUT ME:
Afro-curator, womanist, media studies student, pop culture enthusiast, aspiring journalist, curious amateur photographer, social media guru.
Based in Cape Town, South Africa
From Lagos, Nigeria
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(since Oct. 21st 2012)
Intersectionality and womanism in Tsitsi Dangarembga's novel Nervous Conditions.
A quote from Zimbabwean writer Tsitsi Dangarembga's debut novel Nervous Conditions, book I love more and more every time it’s brought up in conversation.
So many of the words in this book, and both Nyasha and Tambu’s lives, resonate so deeply with my experiences.
For the rest, dear countrymen,
we promise you
Man must have something to live for.
We survive on our
I’ve missed more
I can count,
wish to count.
to chop you small
before I’m dead.
These lines are taken from Ghanaian writer Ama Ata Aidoo's poem From the Only Speech That Was Not Delivered At the Rally, a piece that speaks on the unspoken, but heard and understood, nature of the one-sided communication from candidates that happens during rallies and elections, almost ridiculing the manner in which these electoral candidates address and engage with their supporters, demeaning them in the process.
Words that still resonate.
Hey there! I have quite a few but I’ll only post the first ten that come to mind so as not to get carried away (listed in no particular order):