Posts Tagged: travel

Stories Travel
The Island Slave Girl Pt. 2 (Short Story) 
June 24, 2017
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The Slave Girl.   “The Slave girl has teeth. She bites. I do not want her any longer. Send her to the fields.” Factual Zanzibari Swahili Fisherman’s Song Read Part one of this story here.  Part 2 … The big brown man placed the slave girl down on the ground. Grunting incoherent orders to non descript women […]
On Being African Travel
The Island Pt. 3: On Toxic Freedom 
June 10, 2017
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I went to the slave market for a day... 150 years ago, it would have been me shackled. Brought from the mainland. Walking, hands and feet bound, feet scalding, men who look like me with whips in their hands screaming at me to move. These tombs would have captured me, not as a tourist site but as a prison.
On Being African Stories Travel
The Island Pt. 2: On Privilege and Wokeness
June 7, 2017
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Are you a feminist?" I couldn't help but ask this fourteen year old child before she responded without taking a breathe, "definitely".  All I can think about now is how when I was fourteen I was probably only thinking about the struggles in my life. 
Stories Travel
The Island Pt. 1 – On Whiteness and Rightness
May 16, 2017
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Today's story starts at the coffee shop. The coffee shop receives all kinds of people. Especially expats, expats love to find hidden cafés in exotic places and make it their spot. So sometimes I sit and listen, other times I pulled into the conversation. 
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