Playing small, betraying oneself. And for what?

Impressions of security, of doing this and saying that, chalking one milestone up against the other. Expectation checklist covered.

All the while ignoring, nay, dreading those beseeching eyes. The ones that bore deep through the vestiges of the soul, demanding, nay, begging for an answer:

“For what shall it profit a (wo)man, if (s)he gains the whole world, and forfeits (her)his soul?”

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Jemila Abdulai is the creative director, editor and founder of the award-winning website A media and international development professional and economist by training, she combines her business, communications and project management expertise with her strong passion for Africa. Besides writing and reading, she enjoys travel, global cuisine, movies, and good design.

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