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The Boat People by Sharon Bala. A Review

By on December 11, 2017

In a visually-rich and spirited poem, called Home, the British-Somali poet Warsan Shire writes:
you have to understand,
no one puts their children in a boat
unless the water is safer than…


Reading List: December 2017

By on December 10, 2017

And just like that, December is here, and with it comes the 12th and final edition of the reading list. What a fun reading adventure it has been for…


Reading List: November 2017

By on November 11, 2017



I absolutely love the month of November and this year has given me another reason to do so with the publication of some delightful reading gems, to add to…


Anthony Bourdain Goes to Lagos

By on October 17, 2017

“I’ve never been in a country where everybody is working so hard at something”

Anthony Bourdain on Lagos
I had heard of but never watched an episode of Antony Bourdain’s Parts…