Purpose Thoughts
Unbounded Organizing in Community

Unbounded Organizing in Community

I am really excited to pen this purpose thought, because I had the privilege of meeting one of the authors of the book titled, “Unbounded Organizing in Community”, written by Dr. Gavin Andersson and Dr. Howard Richards. Oh, did I also mention that Dr. Gavin Andersson,...

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The Alchemist

The Alchemist

I finally read the book titled, “The Alchemist” written by Paulo Coelho. This was a beautiful fiction book written as an encouragement to pursue those things that set our souls on fire (aka our dreams). The story is about a young shepherd who trades in his shepherd...

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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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No one is coming to save us!

No one is coming to save us!

The title of Stephanie Powell Watts book “No one is coming to save us” captured my attention. I believe it grabbed my attention because it made me understand that as a humanity, we thrive on the concept of having a ‘saviour’. Whether that saviour comes through a...

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