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Jemila Abdulai

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We danced. For months on end.The tango, the waltz, even salsa’d it upAmidst the swirling shadows, intoxicated by tuneDaylight? T’was always the dark we cravedGrinding against each other – wanting, denying, no sleeping tonightHeavy breaths in sync, bass tempo till lightStaring. Breathing the other in. Intimate, strange.Enveloped, conspiring; tearing…

Sometimes, we encounter people who hold the same candle we do; the exact same dream we hold burns within their soul. In such moments we might be tempted to slack off or to stop altogether – someone’s already handling it, so why should I? In that moment, remember…

“She does not show herself, and therefore is apparent. She does not affirm herself, and therefore is acknowledged. She does not boast and therefore has merit. She does not strive and therefore is successful. It is exactly because she does not contend, that nobody can contend with her.”…

Going with the theme of “Gratitude”, I came across Cwesi Oteng’s “Count Your Blessings” video which was released in December 2013. I am simply awe struck. Had to watch the video twice over, because I literally broke down in tears at different points of the video. The words…

Grand plans.That’s what we had.Of where we’d end up, how we’d end up, when we’d end up.I mean, we said “let’s leave it to Allah, let’s wait and see”.But really, the levers in our mind had long clanked away.Breaking news:I will never be Ghanaian, African [insert whatever label]…