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I’ve noticed that black American shows tend to reinforce stereotypes of other black people. In Girlfriends you have Vosco the “lazy immigrant from Jamaica”. Also they had an African man selling bags on the street with that fake accent. Then the illegal Haitian maid in HTGAWM. I wanted to support Dear White People so much but as soon as I saw the “African caricature” I was like nope. The Kenyan with the lazy “West African” accent, who’s confused all the time. The list goes on and it sucks.

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I just bought the book "Who Fears Death" by Nigerian writer Nnedi Okorafor.

I have been hearing whispers(lol) of her work and decided to check it out.

“Who fears death” is an African science fiction novel about a young African outcast.

Its theme is in a post- apocalyptic Africa after genocides and war. It centers around the enslavement of the Okeke people by the Nuru tribe.

After suffering rape from an enemy general and surviving the annihilation of her village, an Okeke woman wanders into the forest to die. Instead, she gives birth to a female child.

She names her "Onyesonwu" which means "Who fears death?“. Marked as an Ewu- a child of rape,she is rejected by both tribes.

She however is not an average Ewu as she has the ability to shape shift,manipulate matter and travel beyond the spiritual world. She soon becomes a target for an evil being and seeks help from the magic practitioners in her village.

But she is an Ewu and a female child after all and no one helps her so she takes action and embarks on an amazing journey around the world and beyond.

**Nnedi Okorafor is a Nigerian Science fiction/ fantasy writer. Her other books include

  • Akata witch
  • Zahra the Windkeeper
  • The shadow speaker
  • Lagoon
  • Kabu- Kabu

I love African Literature, especially those that incorporate african myths into it.

What African Literature is in your book bag? 

Hey guys Now i am posting this picture because it is in fact #BlackOutDay And i have been reblogging alot of #BlackOut pictures today and i was a little skeptical of posting this picture of me because i don’t really post pictures a lot, So with me posting this one it has taken a lot of courage, I see all of these beautiful black women & men all down my feed and i feel a little intimidated i think to myself and i am like “Why are they so beautiful, How? Why am i not as beautiful as them” So that’s really why i dont post alot of pictures But i will post some on this day. I Realized that everybody is ugly to somebody and i know that this picture i posted that It might seem “Pretty good,” to me but to others i might seem “Ugly, I might have a lopsided eye i might have Bags my smile my not be as big and perfect as others” But to me i look great in this photo No this isn’t what i currently look like now because i took this picture a few months ago But i wanted to participate i wanted other people of my ethnicity to feel like it was okay to post a picture even if some might not like it or you look a little off.

And i know that you guys won’t send me mean messages (Well i hope not lol ) But I know you guys will support me and back me up because “All Black Is Beautiful” We shine bright on this day But most importantly WE SHINE BRIGHT EVERYDAY. So if you guys read this whole message then thank you and if you guys like or reblog this picture then thank you for listening. AND YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL JUST LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE 

Oh my god. Oh my god. OH MY GOD. OH MY GOD!!! Guys, guys, I can’t believe it. I now have A GIGANTIC THREE-TIERD GROWLIGHT SET UP NOW!!!!! My friend’s husband knew a sweet lady who was formerly an African Violet grower/shower that wanted the light set up to go a good home since she can’t use them anymore, so I ended up being the good home. I also got several clay and plastic flowerpots, several mechanical timers, and 2 bags of African Violet soil.


Photographed March 23 2014