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The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Recommended Reads)

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X My rating: 5 of 5 stars I don’t think an autobiography, or for that matter most books concerning iconic historical figures, are on the same level as this. It is definitely among those that should fit in a collection entitled ‘Books that changed my life’ or ‘Essential…
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Practice what you preach (Poem)

It seems for many of us we are enslaved to engaging in debates reflecting on our helpless case as we negate and abrogate.   Though most the time its hard to say whose are who’s views, glued to news frames that are framed around tricks, and fabricate to induce manic, and panicked states   Yet rather…
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Never in our name again (Poem)

Lengthy coma, wake to find a stolen identity, Within a name tarnished, was a branding as an enemy, The implausibility, in times where anything is feasible, Turned truth into a weakened tool, farfetched and unreasonable, A message at the heart of religion, never harm children and women, Now under the mask of its name, becomes…
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The tragedy of our state of humanity (Blog post)

I like to start, as I do with any piece by Gods grace, to apologise in advance for any ignorance in my narratives, as they are opinions based on observations. Another tragic event takes place, prompting similar reactions from around the country. Similar frustrations and shifts of attitudes, in what seems an all-too-familiar and vicious…
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The forsaken family (Poem)

Insubstantial my state, in this desolate land, I come to you, O strangers; my hope at your hands, Has anybody seen where reside my siblings? We were of one, now all have gone missing. Our family was large; our hearts’ were united, We grew to depart, and so too frictions ignited, I seek for my…
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Trigger words and our illogical reasoning (Blog posts)

We all have a tendency to develop associated feelings with inanimate things and living beings based on our experiences related to them. From topics as simple as a particular foodstuff of which a bad experience can put you off for life, to our thoughts and feelings with regards to people, religions, nations and pretty much…
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The Holy war is within. (Poem)

He pondered in his path, Seeking direction amidst anxiety and despair, Wondering in the dark, Blindly searching piety through his fear, Misguided as a troubled youth, Amidst a glimpse of what he’d seen, He’d hide away from the truth Trying to convince himself of dreams, An option so appealing, To be able to leave the…
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