The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The Color Purple, published in 1982, is a classic novel that celebrates black women who challenge unjust authorities and raise their head beyond the yoke of their situations and circumstances. The novel follows an impregnated and abused young girl, Celie, through her personal and spiritual growth in slave-bound Georgia. It’s 1909. Celie navigates through povertyContinue reading “The Color Purple by Alice Walker”

Classics Don’t Die and Neither Do Legends!

It is indeed sad to hear about Chadwick Boseman’s passing. He was only just 43 with so much to offer the world. Chadwick Aaron Boseman was an American actor most renowned for his role as King T’Challa in Black Panther. Born on the 29th of November, 1976, Chadwick died on Friday, 28th of August, 2020.Continue reading “Classics Don’t Die and Neither Do Legends!”

The Adventures of Washington Black

Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan, tells the story of a young boy, George Washington Black, born into slavery. When Washington is first introduced, he is eleven and working on the Faith Plantation in Barbados. He lives with an old, rather disillusioned woman that takes care of him. His boss is brutally cruel and makes lifeContinue reading “The Adventures of Washington Black”

Three Powerful Black Female Authors You Should Most Definitely Read

Choosing the next book on your reading list might be a bit of a challenge especially if you’re looking to try something different. What book should that be? You’ve got so many options. Or none at all. Either way, worry not! If you’re looking to read a book by a black female author, you’re inContinue reading “Three Powerful Black Female Authors You Should Most Definitely Read”

Win More Games in Chess and Life: Practical Lessons from the Art of War

Recently, I discovered Lichess, an online platform that allows you to play with other people and so far, I’ve learnt two things. One, you really can’t say you play chess until you play consistently with other people. Two, the first chapter of Sun Tzu says a lot more than anyone might have thought about tacticalContinue reading “Win More Games in Chess and Life: Practical Lessons from the Art of War”

Have you ever been to Hogwarts?

I have been to Hogwarts, and I must say, it was a pretty delightful experience. I met Hagrid, the giant. Ron, the red-haired Weasley. I also met the rest of his brothers (red-haired as well. Fred and George were great beaters). I have met Hermione, the egghead. Oh, and how could I forget Albus DumbledoreContinue reading “Have you ever been to Hogwarts?”

Important Quote from The 48 Laws Of Power by Robert Greene

“When you are trying to impress people with words, the more you say, the more common you appear, and the less in control. Even if you are saying something banal, it will seem original if you make it vague, open-ended, and sphinxlike. Powerful people impress and intimidate by saying less. The more you say, the more likely you are to say something foolish.”