Should the Conversation surrounding Consent be Culturally Packaged?

This post acknowledges other relationship types but stays within heterosexual relationships for the purpose of this post. Whether we’ve ever copulated, intertwined, fucked or quite colloquially rolled in the sack, no matter the number of times, the act and its frequency simply do not translate into an automatic go-ahead that whoever is welcome without myContinue reading “Should the Conversation surrounding Consent be Culturally Packaged?”

Book Review, – Barracoon, Zora Neale Hurston

Foreword  Barracoon is an enclosure where Black slaves were held for a period until they were transported to the New World. Barracoon derives from a Spanish word, Barraca/Barracoon which is the same as Barracks in English. *** In my review of Barracoon, one theme that kept resurfacing is the complete or gradual loss of the AfricanContinue reading “Book Review, – Barracoon, Zora Neale Hurston”

My Love and Hate Relationship with Portuguese

Placing this in context  My professor looked me squarely in the face and said, you speak French, yet that isn’t enough, really,  I think it’s time for a new language and I believe Portuguese would be a good fit for you. Among many emotions to choose from, I felt nothing. I agreed totally with him;Continue reading “My Love and Hate Relationship with Portuguese”

How My Story Intersects with Africa

I grew up with my grandmother who is such an entertaining old lady. She would not back down to an intimidating Christian song just because she did not know the lyrics. The solution was quite simple; either invent her own words or substitute words with sounds that she made . The problem though was thatContinue reading “How My Story Intersects with Africa”

Book Review – Lifted by the Great Nothing, Karim Dimechkie

‘Then there was the checkout lady who had dry yellow hair that sat like a triangle of foam on her head and the kind of heavy glasses that seemed responsible for her nasal voice as she commented on the items she scanned with superlative enthusiasm: “these are just the best ever…..isn’t this the most amazing….ohContinue reading “Book Review – Lifted by the Great Nothing, Karim Dimechkie”