The Thing About

The thing about focuses on different topics and issues from an African perspective

Being Turn Up Averse

I do not like going out.

Yep. I said it. I enjoy limiting my daily human interactions to the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On a good day with extreme amounts of coffee and sleep, I am capable of doing 12 to 4 p.m.

For those in that phase of their life we call youth, these statements may be treasonous and downright blasphemous.

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Being A Graduate

Dear Hiring Manager,

I am excited to be back and writing on my blog. Four years ago, I sat on a plane and embarked on a journey that I had christened the 'beginning to the end,' I could have simply called it going away to university but I am extra and felt like this was a major milestone in my life.

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The Prison That Is Patriotism

By now we have all seen the video of Muhoho Kenyatta reading a few words of Swahili from his phone. I mean, I don't live in the country but I still saw it. Like most people, I found some aspects of the speech hilarious. Nothing he said was particularly powerful, funny or stirring. The funny part was the #Muhohochallenge. So far I have only watched the Propesa one and it is hilarious! While there was some humour to be found in the situation, I was triggered. As a former private school child who would be told by her classmates that her Swahili was not up to par or the fact that it was accented. I was in my feels.  

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