Living Dangerously

  • SN_Stories

    Day Clothes and House Clothes.

    I wear a white top and faded jeans to spend the day at Jajja's house with Aunt Ellie. She's my father's sister, and the official matriarch of the house since my grandparents…

    Aloe(FT)

    Good Things.

    I’m currently loving Aloe Blacc’s 2010 album Good Things.  The record has a throwback, retro feel that features a mix of uptempo beats and soulful, deeply…

    Globes14(FT2)

    The Gold Standard.

    My favorite looks from tonight’s Golden Globe Awards: Michelle Dockery in Oscar De La Renta, Lupita Nyong’o in Ralph Lauren, Margot Robbie in Gucci Lady Michelle looks like…

    Bitter(FT)

    The Mating Game.

    I’ll kick off 2014 with my latest Cherry on Top — Bitter:Sweet’s 2006 debut album The Mating Game.  The album features a steady fusion of electronic…

    Americanah(FT)

    Americanah.

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah centers on Ifemelu and Obinze, young Nigerian lovers who are divided when she moves to the United States, and he later heads for England.…

    SN_Stories

    Night Dancers.

    Halloween conjures up images of ghosts and witches, and while we didn’t celebrate it in Uganda, we had our own monsters.  The dorm room Skeletons and Cursed Midnight…

    FT(Yellow Sun)

    Half of a Yellow Sun.

    Somewhat fittingly, today being Nigeria’s Independence Day, I have just finished Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s beautiful novel Half of a Yellow Sun.  The Biafran War — a…

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