You both have been the best definition of love I have ever known. When we get to heaven, I want you to be close to my lap again like you have all our lives.
In the year 1976, my mother was nine years old, my aunt was sixteen and my uncle was twelve. The three of them were put into a bus heading to … Continue reading All in The Name of Democracy
I am unbelievably excited and proud that she will be venturing into a make-or-break phase of her life, which five of her older siblings have gone through decades before her. I am also scared and worried for her. She is young, smart, ambitious, beautiful and tenacious. I know she will meet someone, fall in love and become secretive.
No one has really seen me cry as much as you did. You know I detest pity. Days when I would lock myself in the room and cry, you would find a way to raise my spirits up by annoying me and making me laugh at end. I did not even have to tell you what was wrong but you stuck by me.
Honey, I have been thinking about you all day. I promise I am not one of those creepy guys you have been warned about by your grandmother and ten generations … Continue reading To The One Whom I Will Teach My Heart to Eternally Skip a Beat For: My Future Wife
From a very tender age, I have always been a churchgoer. I was never able to make a distinction between Christianity and being a churchgoer. Even then, I knew that … Continue reading The Gospel I Know: The Commodification of “Prosperity” Churches
When the one college I desperately wanted get into rejected me, I was shattered. I felt like God had forgotten about me and decided to pass MY blessing to someone … Continue reading Gappie Diary: The Power of University Rejection Letters
I am a criminal. I was ten years old when I got caught for stealing a mini bar chocolate at a nearby supermarket. The security guard was aware that I … Continue reading Crime Chooses Us: If Education Fosters Equality, Then Why Are We All Criminals?
Dear Black Township Kid, the world might have given up on us, we might be filling most of the prison cells in our country than classrooms, we might be burying … Continue reading The Township Syndrome: Why Township Kids Cannot Afford to Be Average.
When you are married, that is the only time you can sleep next to your enemy and wake up alive the next morning. As a young, black, township born and … Continue reading M A R R I A G E
This piece is inspired by my leadership thesis defence which I did for my final year at the African Leadership Academy, the pre-university program I have been fortunately blessed to … Continue reading About Writing