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A Book Review : Collective Amnesia by Koleka Putuma

Hey Guys!!!

I’m back with the Book Reviews. I was going to follow a schedule and say “watch out for book reviews every Sunday”, but I really do not know if I would be able to stick with the schedule. I can only try!

Remember I have a website dedicated solely to everything LITERARY – BOOK REVIEWS, BOOK EVENTS AND LITERARY LIFESTYLE of our favourite authors are creatives. So please do well to stop by THE AFRO READER and subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of the fun stuff!

Here’s a review of Collective Amnesia. I wouldn’t call it a review per se…but…Yeah Enjoy Still! 😊

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IF AFRICA WAS A BAR…

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If you are a twitter freak, OK, maybe not a freak. But if you do have a twitter account and you check it regularly, you may have noticed the hash tag trend #IfAfricaWasABar…
The Series of tweets under this tag made my week. I laughed for days.

The question is, What if Africa were/was a bar? This hash tag was formed by SIYANDA MOHUTSIWA, a writer from Botswana who wanted to respond to Obama’s African visit and ask Africans what they think of each other. The idea? To take national characteristics of each nation and imagine how they act in the pub. Her Motivation? For Africans to learn more about each other in a fun way.

The beauty of this is you need to know the political and social structures of these countries to understand some of the jokes.

I Will be sharing some of my favorites for you all. The ones I saw. Just so you know there were more than 6,000 tweets on this.

Let’s start with NIGERIA!

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We still the ish....

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I die! 😂😂

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This jollof rice supremacy is real though.
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Igbo Boys Association

More tweets… Bet you are cracking up big time right now…

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Laaawwwdddd😂😂😂
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Always the African Time.

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I'm dead again. I can't deal anymore 😂😂😂😂😂

These ones should do for now. You can go on twitter and search for the hash tag #IfAfricaWasABar.
Like I said earlier, one has to know the political and social structures of these countries to understand some of the jokes.

SIYANDA MOHUTSIWA, the originator of this brilliant idea has this to say…

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Visit her website : http://www.siyandawrites.com, she actually did talk more about the hash tag.
I think she has just become one of my favorite people!

And then I don’t know if I’ll be able to come up with such brilliant hash tag, but I’m sure that won’t stop you all from following me on Twitter.
Handle is @AdrielChizzle.

Share these with friends. And just for our American and European friends, AFRICA IS NOT A COUNTRY! It is a very BIG CONTINENT with funny and creative people.

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I'm not one to deny myself the simple pleasures of life. I tweeted SIYANDA to tell her how much the jokes made me laugh and VIOLA! She tweeted with a THANK YOU!

love xoxo

Adriel©2015

MANDELA’S WORDS ON MARBLE

  • ImageImageImage·         Appearances matter – and remember to smile.
  • ·         As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
  • ·         I am the captain of my soul.
  • ·         Where you stand depends on where you sit.
  • ·         I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
  • ·         The greatest glory in living lies not in ever falling, but in rising every time we fall.
  • ·         As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.
  • ·         Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front.
  • ·         One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed my self, I could not change others.
  • ·         It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.
  • ·         Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
  • ·         A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.
  • ·         It always seems impossible until it is done.
  • ·         After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
  • ·         Poverty is not an accident, life slavery and apartheid; it is manmade and can be removed by the actions of human beings.
  • ·         As I have said the first thing is to be honest with yourself.
  • ·         WE ASK OURSELVES, WHO AM I TO BE BRILLIANT, GORGEOUS, HANDSOME, TALENTED AND FABULOUS? ACTUALLY, WHO ARE YOU NOT TO BE?
  • ·         Courage is not the absence of fear – it is inspiring others to move beyond it.
  • ·         Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
  • ·         ONCE A PERSON IS DETERMINED TO HELP THEMSELVES, THERE IS NOTHING THAT CAN STOP THEM.

NELSON MANDELA

Nelson Mandela,Dead, at 95
Nelson Mandela,Dead, at 95

“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”
― Nelson Mandela

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
― Nelson Mandela

“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”
― Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom: Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013

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