SLAVERY: PAST, PRESENT AND THE NEED FOR REPARATIONS

As we celebrate the abolition of slave trade today, it is perhaps apposite to think of the meaningful lyrics of one of the greatest music artists of all time – Bob Marley – in his hit song, Redemption Song.  The word “slave” actually comes from the Slavs of Eastern Europe. Millions of them – all […]

THE PAIN OF A WOMAN

Limitation on spinstership Waiting eagerly for The One Her submission a major requirement In-laws with Slavery expectations Extravagant rites that ushered her to a new dawn The new life she earnestly begins Her time was wired round his time constantly adjusting, always Preparing A potter she was, their home her Clay-Pot With society’s peering eyes […]

THE LIFE WE LEAD

It’s the International Day of Youths—a day where the world celebrates youths for their strides and efforts in building a life for themselves and their contributions to the growth and advancement of humanity. The average life of contemporary youth is filled with chaos disguised as responsibilities and expectations that have marred and scarred the lives […]

WHAT ABOUT

Strange it is how your words I seem to doubt I long to believe Yet my heart yearns away from you You delight in secrecy Betrayal rises like the midday sun Unending are your lies Little wonder you have trust issues Heartbreak from a lover from the days gone by You resent the “L” word […]

UNINSPIRED? JUST DO IT

It’s funny how we have a weird relationship with our family and still cheerfully yell “Family is everything”. This minute we’re grateful to God for gifting us with such beautiful individuals who you would swear that you could die for, and the next minute, you find yourself cussing out and asking God what you did […]

PRECOGNITION (SERIES FINALE)

PART A Detective Kress and Lori welcomed Oliver and Eden to the Red Hill Detention Centre. Eden had anticipated her meeting with Black since she woke up at the hospital. She was in a coma for four days due to excessive blood loss from her gunshot wound. Fred and Black were the first people she […]

PRECOGNITION (EPISODE 11)

PART A The leathery smell and heavy scent of wood pricked her nose. Birds chirped as Eden pried her eyes open with a soft moan. She became woozy as she lifted her head from the red leather ottoman. A cuff latched around her wrists, causing her to use up more strength than she liked to […]

THE FLIP SIDE OF THE COIN

Oftentimes we rant and express our utmost distaste for patriarchy—it’s subtle and pronounced nuances, especially as it affects the privileges accrued to men. The world has made it easier to spot the privileges of a sexist male and is even quick to judge the actions of men, sometimes in brutal ways. However, there is the […]

MOMENTS OF LIFE… FRIENDS

Walked against all oddsFighting and hoping it was worth itDown on my knees wanting nothingStruggling just so we could smileBelieving the end of this hustle will be nothing but winsDancing like we never failedAfter falling several times to our facesDespite been mocked and pushed by othersGlad we never had to stay downThough the rules were […]

PRECOGNITION (EPISODE 10)

PART A “Has he been identified?” Kress asked his team as he strode into their Unit room with Oliver. “Yes,” Dash answered. “Jeff Romano is not his real name, which is why we don’t have anything on him. We ran his fingerprint and his real name is Jeff Draven. We have him in the system.” […]