Muzungu, Muzungu! Children scream as they touch my white skin and run. Muzungu, Muzungu!
December, 2012, I am in Nakuusi, Uganda, a small African village, population 180. 1,281 more words
This made my day to receive notice that I had been selected as a semi-finalist in the Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Awards. I attended the competition last year to support a couple of poets I knew who were competing and looked forward to trying to secure a spot in the show for this year—and I did! 120 more words