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Like Watching Beyoncé

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There are few things more inspiring to me than a Beyoncé performance. And these are just the performances I have seen on YouTube. I can’t begin to imagine what it feels like to see her live. When I watch those videos and see people pulling out their hair and foaming at the mouth and screaming […]

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The Imposter

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The Imposter will come upon you quickly and suddenly. She will come often but that won’t stop you from being startled each time she pounces, from feeling winded each time she fades into the background of your life, leaving you to begin building a false sense of security before she pounces again and shatters everything […]

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The Rest of Our Lives

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Some people’s lives go in a straight line. There is a path and they stick to it. They know what they will become when they grow up and every effort they make throughout their lives is somehow related to that. They are focused on their goal, confident in their abilities, driven. They know exactly where […]

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First Impressions

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When I decided to go back to school after I had just finished school, even I wasn’t sure what I was doing. But I was okay with being in school; the school environment is comfortable for me. What I am not comfortable with is meeting new people. Starting from scratch. Smiling at strangers. Squirming in […]

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On Driving and the Shortness of Life

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I hate driving. I can do it but I would much rather not. Nobody in my immediate family has ever dropped out of any school except me—I dropped out of driving school. Three times. I took a year to complete a course that takes people a month. I also dropped out of law school later […]

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Go, See Someone

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This year began horribly for me. 2018 was only a couple of weeks old and I was adjusting to not being in school anymore. Which means I was stressed out looking for people who wanted to hire someone who didn’t have 5 years’ experience. I was heading for an interview that day, running late, going […]

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The Sneer on Tomorrow’s Face

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At long last, you are done. You did it. You went to school and you managed not to drop out no matter how much you wanted to during those days when you had to stay up all night cramming for an exam that you had vowed to prepare properly for at the beginning of the […]

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Meanings of Art

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The event had barely started when we walked in. I was glad. I hate going into places when things have already been set in motion because my anxieties then tell me that they are all staring at me, scrutinizing, judging, mocking, even though I know they are not. It was a small place, not at […]

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The Thing That Won’t Let Go

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the thing that won't let go

At this time last year, I had just completed my final exams. I was simultaneously basking in that glorious post-exam feeling and drowning in the anguish that comes with imminent compulsory upcountry visits. I was looking back on the semester that was and I felt something that students do not often feel when they close […]

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Lost Love: The Notebook(s)

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There are things we go through that we are supposed to grow through. Things that beat us about, press us into a corner, force us to rethink everything. Things that teach us what matters and what doesn’t, things that help us become. Difficult things, like high school or losing everything you own. Then there are […]