Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Desperate Dreamer

Here's another excerpt from the fictional series 'Desperate Dreamer'. If you haven't been following, you can check older posts. I kept it short on purpose. I'd like to hear your predictions on where you think the story is going.

Monday, 23 April 2012


It has been more than twenty years since I set eyes on this picture, so when I caught a glimpse of it on Google, all those old, 'rusty' memories came rushing back.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Tasteless or Racist?

Sweden's culture minister yesterday triggered angry calls for her resignation after she was pictured cutting a cake that resembled a native African woman.

The cake, put on exhibition by the Museum of Modern art in Stockholm, was designed to shed light on female circumcision.

Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth and her hosts obviously had a bout of fun, but members of the Association for African Swedes were not titillated. A spokesperson said if anything, it makes a mockery of racism and worsened matters for victims of female circumcision.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Around the World in Five Minutes

Cameroon: 'Unprecedented' Ruling against Poachers

A court in east Cameroon has slapped 17 poachers with fines totalling $160,000 and jail sentences of up to 30 months.   Among those sentenced were parrot poachers Roger Atangana and lazare Onana, believed to be responsible for the decapitation of thousands of African Grey Parrots in Lobéké National Park. 

Friday, 6 April 2012

Poverty Can Buy You Happiness

I saw this photo of a family in India and I thought awww. They look so happy and contented despite being squashed onto a motorcycle. Shows sometimes that the poorest people are the ones who can appreciate the simple things in life.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

The Desperate Dreamer II

(An Excerpt)

Six months after Nkili's shocking meeting with her husband, life is forging ahead...enjoy a sequel below.

‘Where did you go yesterday?’
Nkili blinked her eyes open to find Osita’s contorted face staring into hers. It was a Saturday, and he had taken the day off.
‘Good morning’, Nkili replied, swinging her legs off the bed. She didn’t like the domineering streak in his voice.