Pictures and Ponders

All of my recent attempts at writing have come out ponderous, introverted, and, quite frankly, rather dull to read. So in lieu of boring you, I will instead post pictures. *       *       *       *       * As of yesterday, I have exactly three weeks left in South Africa. Strangely enough, I'm nervous about returning to the…Read more Pictures and Ponders

Not What I Expected…

If you had asked me what I expected before I flew into Cape Town, I would truthfully have said "I don't know." But arriving in blouse and hiking boots still imbued with the red dust of the Zambian bush, I was definitely not prepared for the cosmopolitan city that met me, closer in many ways…Read more Not What I Expected…

Things Fall Apart

Yeats' "The Second Coming" has been much on my mind of late. Partly this comes from reading Things Fall Apart and its later companion No Longer at Ease by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, the former of which draws its name from the Yeats. The books taken together bridge the colonial era in Nigeria and by…Read more Things Fall Apart