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Found out about Tunisia’s national artisan and handcraft fair earlier this week. It’s apparently an annual and well-attended affair; here are some of the products on sale and display. The fair is ongoing until May 5. Full schedule of exhibitions at the Tunis International Exhibition Center here.

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.”…

Tunisia. A country which has made history numerous times in recent years: as the birthplace of the Arab Spring and for passing one of the most forward-looking constitutions in the Arab world. What price did the country have to pay? Perhaps the trash-littered streets of Tunis give…

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…

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