A Year of Books

Book Review: An Imperfect Blessing by Nadia Davids

April 2016 (4/12) An Imperfect Blessing by Nadia Davids Literary Published by Random Struik (April 2014) 416 pages, hardback   Hi, guys. How was April? Good? This month, we’re looking at Nadia Davids’ AN IMPERFECT BLESSING. In 1993, South Africa is on the brink of political transformation. Fourteen-year-old Alia Dawood undergoes a transformation of her […]

Poets' Thursday

Poets’ Thursday: Dear Leader

Dear Leader,   Some call it conscience, Others call it the voice of God; Whatever it is, dear Leader, Has your wicked hand twisted the tongue of that tiny voice So much that you hear it no more? So much that ‘heartlessness’ is now your watchword?   Since the days of your amoral forefathers, Naming […]


Dear 6-month old me

Dear 6-month old me, You look rather chubby today; probably because I have been rubbing my eyes lately. Something is in my eye again. The right one itches all the time. I might get an infection if I don’t stop soon. But I’m not writing to talk about my eye. I have some questions for […]


The Ekiti 2014 gubernatorial elections which held on Saturday, June 21 returned Ayo Fayose as victor over incumbent governor, Kayode Fayemi. The results of that election reminded of five lessons which I had hitherto forgotten: 1)       Ekiti 2014 and the re-definition of a good man By Vincent Nzemeke (@vincentnzemeke on twitter) “The result of the […]