PersonalWritings

  • Ghana’s Strain of Racism: Tribalism

    ** This is a testimonial on identity that I wrote for my Intergroup Dialogue Class. Comments and criticism are welcome, but should be constructive and respectful. I have always been one to ponder things, so I stumbled upon the fact that I am complex quite early in my life. I also consider myself to be …

  • Words Are Not Enough

    I feel the need to write, for I know not how else to express myselfTo let these words surge forth from inside me, a weak reflection of the intensity of my feelings, yet nevertheless quite helpful in relaying what the blur of sensations is likeI feel the need to formulate – form everything up word …

  • Call Me A Rebel

    Okay, since I seem to be on a trend of being very personal with my entries, here’s one that might be pushing the edge a bit. In recent times I find myself opposing or rejecting just about everything I thought I knew about myself, life, and so on. It’s literally getting out of control because …

  • In Transit

    I often remark to myself about how similar our lives are to the very systems we set up.Like cars speeding on the highway, we seem to head in similar directions but often end up at different destinationsNow, before you contend the fact that we head in similar directions, stop and think for a moment.Yes, stop …

  • Senior Year!

    Hi All, It’s Senior Year!!! I am back on campus and I have been soooooooooooooooo busy since I got back so I haven’t been able to update you guys about much. I am currently taking a whole bunch of awesome classes (Economic Development –we actually get to attend a conference and talk to very important …

  • My YOWLI Experience

    Once again…I’m back. Back in the US, and gradually getting back into the swing of things. YOWLI and going to Senegal was, in one word, breath-taking! And yes, I literally had to slow down sometimes at the enormity of the things I learnt, at the people I met, at the emotion of it all, and …

  • New Year, New Challenges, New Horizons

    …And at the end of the day, when all is said and done, you inhale, and then exhale. Alhamdulilahi (Thanks be to God)My 21st year has been simply exceptional. It was a year of so many blessings – in circumstances, realisations, people, places, ideas, notions…gosh, a myriad of shapes and sizes! It was also a …

  • Salt, Mosquitoes and Book-Writing

    Okay, so I have been back on the continent (by the continent I mean Africa) for about 2 weeks, and I have finally been re inducted into the genetic makeup. And by ‘re-inducted into the genetic makeup I don’t mean that there was an official welcoming ceremony where I was the guest of honor…or maybe …

  • Fighting A Losing Battle?

    Sometimes ignorance is a cloak that protects us from our sad realities. The G8 summit is currently underway in Tokyo, Japan and world leaders are addressing issues related to international trade, the current energy and food crises as well as Africa’s development. Honestly speaking, it’s time to quit all the formalities and cut right to …

  • Tourist on Native Soil

    Reminders. So far I have been in Senegal for about a week and every nook and cranny seems to echo strong reminders – reminders of who I am, where I come from, what the real-life, on the ground, living conditions are, and most importantly, why I am undertaking the educational journey that I am. It …

  • Overwhelmed

    Gosh! I am so overwhelmed…with emotion – gratitude, thankfulness, awe, amazement, more gratitude – yea, it seems I get to be very sensitive during the summer. (my personal theory for that is the fact that the sun is usually out and therefore melts away any traces of insensitivity from the winter before. Total twum, I …

  • Thoughts on Studying Abroad in France

    Tout est bien, qui finit bien. I’m back in the US, and all I can say about my year abroad is ‘wow’. I keep saying ‘I’m blessed’ and its not just something I say for the sake of saying, but rather because it is the core truth of my entire existence. Living, studying, working and …

  • Poetry/Prose: Breathe

    Another season is coming to an end, and with it another period beginsIt’s always a bittersweet moment, arriving at that juncture of culminations and new beginnings Memories of both the good and the bad flood in and seemingly overwhelm youThe kiss of a smile might grace your lips or the sorrow of a sigh might …

  • A Journey of A Thousand Experiences

    At one point or another, everyone travels. Whether you’re walking down a couple of blocks to the supermarket to get your favorite snack, or you’re seated in an airplane thousands of feet above the ground, traveling offers an opportunity to experience something new. In my life time I’ve done a good deal of traveling, and …

  • Playing Away

    Hiya! Wow. It’s been sooo long since I wrote anything on here and I’ve been slacking so bad. That’s not to say that nothing has been happening though. Nah, the earth still rotates. Okay, so I’m just gonna do a quick recap of a number of stuff that went on. Sometime in November we had …

  • Eid Soiree Chez Moi

    Bonsoir! Or should I say Bonjour since its already 12:33am. So on Saturday night, my roommate and I had a special Eid Soiree to mark the end of Ramadan which was actually last weekend. We decided to host it this weekend because 1)My roommate and a couple of the potential guests were off to Barcelona …

  • Re-Connecting With The World

    Hi all, Its been a while since i’ve spent a considerable amount of time on here and honestly, I feel so overwhelmed when I get on cos there are sooo many changes and what nots that I know absolutely nothing aba. lol Simply put, i feel lost on facebook. lol. Anyways. France/Montpellier is heavenly. I’m …

  • Montpellier: Ghana In France

    Like many who set off on a new journey in life, I looked forward to my year in France with many hopes, a couple of doubts, and a determination to make the most of my year abroad. Having travelled a thousand or so miles to the United States from Ghana, the plane ride from the …

  • I’m Through With All This NON-Sense!

    It’s just one of those days…one of those weeks…one of those months…Its like a constant swirl…a constant circle…a constant cycle…Do we ever really actually eventually get to where we’re going?Or do we just walk the high mile and come back to the startJust a little bit stronger…a little bit wiser…a little bit more sure of …

  • Helplessness Helplessness. That’s what there is to feel.To Know there is a time bomb being planted right at your doorstep and there’s nothing you can do about it.What more can you do? To know a gang of thieves is being let in under the guise of friends yet we just stand there and accept them …

  • Ramblings Of My Heart Once in a while you encounter situations, people, things that make you realize that somethings you just say, or think or do are really inconsequential relative to what other people are going through. I’m not one who usually sets new year resolutions on january 1st. Why? Because my actual new year …

  • Circumstances Coincidental? Destined?I dunno, you tell meExciting? Interesting? Pure Waste of Time?Beats me!Confusing? Mind Boggling? Mysterious?You bet. Okay, so as always, I dunno half about what I wanna write. Just feel like scribbling…but int tht jus a circumstance? Coincidental or destined? Yes. So thats the bottomline. Regardless of whatever adjectives or adverbs or other descriptive …

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