t’s time to turn squarely to time itself; it’s time to take time: for so long, most of the colonized world – including Africa – has been educated into the idea that there is only one time, and that this time stretches from an unsophisticated past to the glittering future, one which only the raptured …Continue Reading >>>
Applause – however raucous – is to the real magician a signal of failure, an indication that she has merely entertained the senses of her audience…when what she really wants to do is to shock them into whimpering silence, and break them out of their convention of presuming that what they see before them has …Continue Reading >>>
Grief, the desire of bodies for what is lost, needs gratitude to be fully itself. And gratitude only knows itself through a sense of what it might lose. Together they are the rhythm of things, the silence and the drumbeat that give birth to everything…written into the fabric of possibility. Bayo Akomolafe
Slowing down is taking care of ghosts. The idea of slowing down is not about getting answers; it is about questioning our questions. It is about staying in the places that are haunted.
I often assume that I have to figure out the plot, the concept or an idea before writing it down, only to find that the figuring out actually happens during the writing down. And so I am learning to meet the pixel, the pen, the moribund piece of paper, the messy desktop, the relentless whirring …Continue Reading >>>