The Coo of A Blue-Plumed Bird

6 Things This Week

  Literature I have been touring the 2018 archives of African literary magazines for a Brittle Paper project. I resumed reading Miles Morland’s memoir Cobra

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The Feet of Drogba

  I was 13 when I fell in love with the whole of Didier Drogba. I had freshly become a football follower, a stubborn Chelsea

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Memorial Garden

From “Blue Lake, Small Island,” snippets of an un-noted experience.    It was 11 a.m. when we gathered in the backyard and left for the

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A Language Problem

From “Blue Lake, Small Island,” snippets of an un-noted experience.   Four or so minutes after we touched down in Bole International Airport in Addis

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Monk. Astronomer. Artist

First written on 11 August, 2016, on Facebook.   Monk. Astronomer. Artist. Architect. Priest. Psychologist. Lawyer. Monk. Historian. Writer. Physicist. Painter. Actor. Activist. Academic. These,

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A Night with Aaliyah

Written on 25 August, 2016, on Facebook.   Strange. In the past few days, I’ve taken to replaying Aaliyah—“Try Again,” “More Than a Woman,” “We

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