Books come into your life for a reason. My first encounter with By the Sea was seven years ago. I got roped into a biographical research exercise conducted by my sister. We started by reading widely to see how African writers spoke to contemporary times. Among the books recommended for background reading was Abdulrazak Gurnah’s novel By the…
Romance is Un-African and Valentine’s Day stories
Valentine’s day should be treated as a childish indulgence, a treat for little children whose dreams must remain valid. However the clutches of materialism have morphed Valentine’s day into a commercial circus nipping at the heels of Christmas season.
Policing Libido In A Pornified Culture
It is the male libido that society is now focused on policing in the era of rising feminist consciousness. All boys are thus born bad and suspects of sexual misconduct by gender association until proven innocent in the female gaze.