6.30 in the country

I don’t know what it is about dusk. It’s something beautiful and mysterious that makes me feel whole. Dusk in the city is lovely, but dusk in the country is an enchanting experience. Perhaps that’s only because it’s a rare occurrence for me, having been born and raised in the city. Perhaps country-dwellers find it […]

Scientist or Artist?

When I was younger, I always wanted to be left-handed instead of right-handed. I had read somewhere that a majority of artists are left-handed and that was what I wanted to be, an artist. Artists were hip, and real and free. In character, though, I’ve always been more scientific, so to speak. Pragmatism is my […]

Do not go gentle

“Do not go gentle into that good night, Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” – Dylan Thomas This is an excerpt from one of my favourite poems. It makes me think of the human condition. What am I here for? What is my purpose? Am I just a statistic? Have I left my […]

To the West

Dear West, That’s you, Europe and America. It’s your former slaves, Africa. We assume you can tell that we’re going to be direct here, so let’s not waste time exchanging niceties. We just felt like taking you on a trip down memory lane, for old time’s sake. Shall we? Remember that time you took nations […]

People

People are not one thing, they are many things wrapped up into one. People are not flat, or one-dimensional or black and white. They are not easily understood, they are alike and different all at once. They sometimes try to be who they’re not to seem more likeable, to feel like they belong. People want […]

prison

Hi. I  want to tell you a little bit about myself. It might help. I’m a prison warden. I’m also a prisoner, sentenced to spend the rest of my life in this black hole. You must be wondering how I can be both of these things at once. Well, humans aren’t only one thing. We […]

Transience

It’s two minutes past midnight and I’m thinking about everything and nothing in particular and how it all means something to me. The sun has long set and will soon rise and I’m wondering whether it ever feels meaningless, insignificant in a universe so vast and expansive. Amongst millions of other magnificent stars it must […]