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A beautiful introduction to differences in families

As a child, I loved reading and so I am really happy that my daughter seems to be taking a real interest in books and reading. 205 more words

Mixed race in the UK: am I the future face of this country?

The Weeks Centre’s Dr. Chamion Caballero featured in The Telegraph’s ‘Mixed race in the UK: am I the future face of this country?‘.  Discussing her research, Chamion articulated some shared experienced around being ‘mixed’:  ‘It’s that sense of constantly having to explain yourself to people..  55 more words

The White Black Man

Most of my life I’ve considered myself an optimist. I’ve used this faith in myself, and my fellow human beings to get me through many a hard time. 815 more words


Illicit desires

Crime fiction is not my favourite genre. Just ask my friend Gas Wylde, whose novel based on the Wanda Beach murders I have been struggling to finish – just because I’m afraid it will get too grisly. 939 more words


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Very belatedly, I have found out about the Africa Reading Challenge 2014. It expires at the end of December. Fortunately, the challenge is quite modest. You only have to read 5 books, with a minimum of 3 by African authors, from at least 2 regions of Africa. Kinna, who’s hosting the challenge, makes a number of suggestions for participating, which include reading in more than one language (it would have to be in translation, for me), both male and female authors, and mix of fiction and non-fiction. In a word: diversity. Or, alternatively, you can explore in depth a particular tradition, theme, or language group. The biggest challenge for me will be finding the time to read 5 books between now and the end of the year. Reviewing them all is apparently not necessary (although ideally I would like to). The main point is making the commitment to read and expand your knowledge and understanding of both African literature, and the history, culture, politics, economics, etc. of the continent. On my list for the challenge are Nnedi Okorafor’s fantasy 'Who Fears Death', and 'Cola’s journey' – Cola Bilkuei’s account of his experience as a child soldier and refugee, if I can find where I packed it when I moved house! I’m not promising I’ll make it to 5 books in not much more than 6 weeks, but I’ll see how I go. And I’ll start out by cheating shamelessly making it a bit easier on myself by reblogging the review I wrote in 2012, of a novel by Malla Nunn.

Preface (to further self elaboration)

You know how people are often categorized as either introverted or extroverted. Well I have never been so good at fitting either label. I always felt like a wiggled around on that border and never committed to either side particularly well. 433 more words

My Life

changing attitudes and understandings about race

I thought I was over the Census, but my interest keeps getting piqued despite my best efforts to ignore the chatter.  What I’m most intrigued by at this moment is the notion that in the next decade or two, if we keep changing our attitudes and understandings for the better, a majority of Americans could come to view themselves as mixed race.   845 more words


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