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Unbecoming to Become

Unbecoming to Become

I have great respect for Ayanda MaNgubane Borotho for coining the term “Unbecoming to Become”. Her memoir “Unbecoming to Become”, is one of the most authentic books I have ever read. I think the book marries well with Steve Biko's words, when he said, “The great...

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Make it Plain

Make it Plain

Words are a universal language with a multifaceted purpose. For example, words can be used to oppress, to free, to create, to educate, to destroy, to confuse, to deceive, to encourage and to inspire, etc. Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.’s book, titled "Make it Plain",explores...

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One…

One…

As I was thinking about the next purpose thought, I came across a very interesting book titled “One” by Kathryn Otoshi. Though this book teaches young readers about colours and numbers, for me the real magic of the book, was the underlying message of the importance of...

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Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart

My first encounter with the novel Things Fall Apart written by Chinua Achebe was in 2005. I can undoubtedly say it is one of my favourite novels, both in how its written and how well it tells the tale of the “falling apart” of indigenous cultures through colonisation....

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