Music My Refuge, Dance My Freedom

freedom |ˈfrēdəm |
the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint

refuge |ˈrefˌyo͞oj, -ˌyo͞oZH |
a condition of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger, or trouble

“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” ~Maya Angelou

to read more (not a NYE resolution)

(currently reading We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo #awardwinningbook)

i have quite a few abandoned reading lists. i think this new year i need to do some catching up on unfinished books, unread new books (lots of these), and abandoned lists.

in 2015, i might set a reading target. i might not.

look was i picked up at the bookstore! yay! these are definitely on my 2015 reading list.


do reading targets help you read more?


the uncritical acceptance of English

“The ‘uncritical acceptance’ of English or French as the medium of educated African writing is ‘misdirected’, says [Obiajunwa] Wali, and ‘has no chance of advancing African literature and culture’.”

from Stylistic Criticism and the African Novel by Emmanuel Ngara (1982). Quoting Wali, ‘The Dead End of Afican Literature?’, Transition, Vol. 3, No. 10.