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16Aug

  Woke up this morning Wondering about you and your place in life I thought about your heart And felt your pain The one you will feel when words come at you At a speed so fast, hit you unawares And leave you reeling for you did not see them coming Words, the kind that […]






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6Aug

The figures sound scary. The question is, what should be done to stop it getting higher and of course, in what ways can the government continue helping those already infected?






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23Jul

I was thinking about you on my way home I have no idea why but I truly wanted to give you a hug And whisper in your ears that you are not flawed You are you and I’m me, and while we work daily To become better people It does not mean I’m better than […]






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20Jun

I hate waiting I hate waiting on people I hate waiting on anyone to make-up their mind I hate the waiting time  it takes to hear the outcome of a query I hate waiting to hear about the outcome of an interview I hate that my heart beats in ways I cannot control when I […]






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8Jun

When Torn first premiered at the Arcola theatre, it sold out in the first two weeks.  Back with a new cast and creative team, Torn explores the African Caribbean divide. Femi Oguns explains why its refreshing theatre keeps exploring sensitive subject matters of this nature. Torn is a modern day version of Romeo and Juliet, […]






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3Apr

Set in the 80s and 90s, in Bulawayo, the story starts with the house next door burning down in a blaze of fire which results in the death of Mrs McKenzie. Ian McKenzie, her stepson is held responsible and imprisoned but released after two years. This is where the fascination begins and Lindiwe Bishop is […]






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2Apr

I have struggled as to what the title of this post should be. I started with fighting for the souls of our Black men but I figured the fight for their souls is about getting them off the streets and for them to make something of themselves. Hence, I settled on fighting for the attention […]






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1Apr

Last year, my father told me he would have no problem if I married a man from Pakistan. He is all game and it would be cool. Back then, I laughed at his desperation to see his 30-year-old daughter and first child get married. Lately, I have revisited his words and concluded, it is easier […]






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20Mar

Have you ever wondered how different your life would be if you didn’t have a father or never knew him? I know its the dream of some little girls to be daddy’s girls but that is not a dream I carry about. Maybe if I was 10, it would have been cool but I am […]






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19Mar

It is one of the best ironies of life – the very thing that is connecting us to millions of people around the world is also taking killing  some of our most intimate and valued relationships. But we cannot blame this solely on the internet. We are responsible for the hollowness many of us feel […]






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14Mar

I am getting in touch with the sentimental part of myself today, it is allowed.  For I am about to break my own rule. I wrote them, I can change them too. So, its Mother’s Day and we do the honourable thing by calling our mums and  saying lovely things to them. In time past, […]






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18Feb

I had heard so much about Tennessee Williams and his plays. However, I have never been lucky to see any on the live stage. So, when I was offered a ticket to see Cat On A Thin Roof, currently showing at the Novello Theatre, London, I was truly looking forward to it. Finally, I was […]






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17Jan

I promised myself this weekend was all about me, myself and I. Sometimes, you have got to get it together and clear your heard. So, there I was with a list of things I wanted to do. Watch the movie, A Good Man Is Hard To Find, listen to some Bebe Winans, John Stoddart, his […]






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11Jan

When I read your book Eat Pray Love, I loved it. Not because you have the greatest writing technique on earth or because I thought it was deserving of a Pulitzer or Nobel Prize for literature. I loved it for the simple fact that you told your story, your way. You shared your pain and […]






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