Literature, Postcolonialism

Frantz Fanon still lives

  December 6, 1961, marks the 55th year since the death of Frantz Fanon. Although this great thinker and writer is no longer with us, his legacy lives on. Below are some of his books... absolute MUST READS! #DecolonizeYourMind Video from teleSur English (https://www.facebook.com/telesurenglish/) MUST READS! Black Skin, White Masks (1952) The Wretched of the… Continue reading Frantz Fanon still lives

Art & Culture, Literature, Postcolonialism

Decolonizing the Mind through Books

In 1997, rappers of conscious Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey (AKA Mos Def) poured their rap money into Nkiru Books, Brooklyn's first Black bookstore, where Kweli was also an employee when their album, Black Star, was released. On the 28th of December 2015, Kweli had posted a picture on Facebook talking about how despite the… Continue reading Decolonizing the Mind through Books

Literature, Postcolonialism

Don’t “confuse freedom with the maintenance of status quo” Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed

"The term conscientização refers to the learning to perceive social, political and economic contradictions, and to take action against the oppressive elements of reality" Pedagogy Of The Oppressed, Paulo Freire     This book is available for free online. Read it today!

Art & Culture, Digital Art, Literature, Uncategorized

Wisdom in the Age of Information and the Importance of Storytelling in Making Sense of the World: An Animated Essay

Below is a video of an animated essay, the essay written and narrated by Maria Popova with animator Drew Christie. I’m posting it here on my blog because I believe it is a powerful explanation and demonstration of how people may cultivate true wisdom in the age of information through storytelling. I am also in… Continue reading Wisdom in the Age of Information and the Importance of Storytelling in Making Sense of the World: An Animated Essay

Art & Culture, Literature, Uncategorized

Literature reflecting similarities of African migrants despite country of origin

He had not been back in Nigeria in years and perhaps he needed the consolation of those online groups, where small observations flared and blazed into attacks, personal insults flung back and forth. Ifemelu imagined the writers, Nigerians in bleak houses in America, their lives deadened by work, nursing their careful savings throughout the years… Continue reading Literature reflecting similarities of African migrants despite country of origin