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Time enfoldments

To the modern mind that sees time as a Newtonian flow of moments from past to present to future, ancestry is a distant object – and matters of belonging and indigeneity are locked in a static past, accessible only to a few. Nothing however does more to remind me that the past is never done, …Continue Reading >>>

Reaching for the stars?

Do not dishonour the stars by seeking to reach them, by trusting that home lies in the glittery distance. ‘Reaching for the stars’ erases the hard work they have done, travelling unfathomable miles across our galaxy, spilling their guts in temper tantrums, baptizing earth with the very minerals that have become our bodies and our …Continue Reading >>>

Never arriving

When you think about it, everything of this world is in a perpetual state of yearning. Never quite fully arriving. Never finished departing. Just needling further, burrowing deeper, fading or appearing slowly. There’s never a point where something absolutely stops or begins. Everything is astray. I see this in seeking roots, feeling their way through …Continue Reading >>>

Decentering…

In short, decentering ourselves means the questions of indigeneity, where we come from, and what we do with that information, are now infinitely complex matters. The mere finding of answers is no longer enough in a world that resists resolution. Bayo Akomolafe

Muscae Volitantes

A while ago, I read about the curiously shaped, worm-like, floaty things that we often notice swimming in our field of vision. There’s a name for these things: muscae volitantes. They are annoying, disturbing the clarity of our focus and yet resisting full definition themselves. With these critters, you cannot have a ‘closer look’. The …Continue Reading >>>

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