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It was 26 years ago this very day...

Sounds like Mandela Day song by Simple Minds, but it’s simply the day I started a new chapter in my life…still being written :) 26 years of living in Canada, far from my childhood home and places I used to hang out in my youth. 166 more words

Idris Elba & Daughter Unable To Enter South Africa

Top British actor Idris Elba was reportedly left with no choice but to put his trip to South Africa on ice on the last minute after being informed that his daughter would not be able to enter the country. 100 more words


Give Fear the Backseat

Growing up I had a butt load of fear. I was afraid of everything.  Afraid of what people though, afraid of messing up, afraid of not being adequate enough, either for other people or my own self expectations. 368 more words



Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s president, pauses during a session on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. 97 more words

The Memory of that First Illicit Love

I first slipped my hand up Teresa’s dress one Tuesday afternoon. We were five. Like any other three o’clock that hot and dry season, we were stuck in a 20’x10’ classroom. 521 more words

The Memory Of That First Illicit Love - A Memoir

Don't "Mandela" Me!

 I find it very hard to engage in debates with “post”-apartheid, we-are-a-rainbow-nation sycophantic South Africans. These South Africans irritate me because they love Mandela too much. 1,070 more words

The cell is an ideal place to learn to know yourself

The cell is an ideal place to learn to know yourself, to search realistically and regularly the process of your own mind and feelings. In judging our progress as individuals we tend to concentrate on external factors such as one’s social position, influence and popularity, wealth and standard of education. 198 more words