Orange Rain

    Fallen leaves, rotten fruit, earthworms, chicken feces, and charcoal residue mix with orange-red earth, the mud from our backyard is full of many little things. I remember huddling under patterned cloths, waiting for sweet petrichor , the smell after earth and sky have made peace, a smell that I still can’t really describe….

Rain

Star Sapphires Grazing the sacred Cutting open the dead Healing  long formed decay Softening and molding the hardened earth Summoning sweet petrichor Drifting upwards Rain.

Smell

Open Sewers Earth after rain Olele Grilled Fish Fried Plantain The Forbidden Street Food Sweat Stale Sweat Tension Bustle Huslte Car exhaust fumes Misery Joy Hope Death Life Stray Dogs Freetown People.

Any Woman.

” I am not afraid anymore”. That was the first line she wrote in her journal that night. Insomnia kept her up till the pink-orange tint of dawn .She read the line over and over- again,and each time,she was less convinced than before.Each sob racked her frail frame and  each hiccup brought fresh wrenching  pain…

Is Africa helping Africa?

We are not as united as we care to think. Take it from Sierra Leoneans,Liberians and Guineans,who have had to  watch Cubans,Chinese,Americans,British,French,etc,basically everybody else,come to their aid and help in providing assistance during this dreadful Ebola outbreak…and wonder…”but where are our own ‘brothers and sisters’ “. This should be a wake up call that we are only…

Fashion Forward Friday

Fashion is not just about trends and style.A huge misconception about fashion is that it only has to do with materialism,dictating to everyone what they should and should not wear.Here are a few companies who are challenging the way we look at the fashion industry: The Little Market: Founded by Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla,…

Ebola 4 Go!-Salone Music.

Sierra Leonean musicians-Jimmy B,Cee Jay,Wahid and Camouflage,teamed up to produce this song about Ebola sensitization and to also inspire hope to all Sierra Leoneans that we will win this battle.

Letter from the Apologetic African

I am so sorry Ma’am, so sorry Sir, for offending you. This wretched madness of ingratitude at your benevolence  is not typical of the 1.111 billion people I represent. Before we go any further, allow me to smooth out my accent for your convenience and roll my nonexistent rrrrrr properly. I really have to prractice…

Amadou Diallo and Micheal Brown= Black in America.

   “Dear Non-American Black, when you make the choice to come to America, you become black. Stop arguing. Stop saying I’m Jamaican or I’m Ghanaian. America doesn’t care.” ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah     Being an African living in the U.S,it’s so easy for me to take an observer’s perspective and see myself as an…

Youtube Afrocentricities…

I have been treating myself to some wonderful shows on Youtube-because seriously,who needs Netflix or Hulu Plus especially when you have to pay for them.For a college  brokie like me, Youtube is the answer to online boredom. Here are two of the shows I discovered : 1.Gidi Up: If you’ve watched “Shuga”,then this show is sort of similar.It…