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Thursday, June 18, 2015

On reading colour

I read what I like. 

That said, I'm sharing links to articles about reading books by or about people of colour.

Why I’m Only Reading Books By Writers Of Color In 2015

The Author Of 'Crazy Rich Asians' Has A New Book, And This Is The Best News

25 Books by non-white authors and what surprised the reader:

Part of the lesson for me there was that “ethnic” writers don’t just write “ethnic” books about “ethnic” things. As Ben Okri argues, black writers are often “expected to write about certain things, and if they don’t they are seen as irrelevant”.
What this means is that if diverse books are only valued because they can be categorised as being different per se, they are still othered. Even if writers from diverse backgrounds might do commercially well and be critically acclaimed, they face the risk of being stereotyped for their work. Valuing a writer only for their diversity, but not their humanity or talent – that’s tokenism.




Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Random but fun links

A fashion blogger from Botswana
What dreams mean
An inspiring creative studio
#AskRachel is a black pop culture twitter response to Rachel Doezal / test yourself!
Some scoop on the home, style and creative life of actress and model Joy Byrant
I love this lady - let tidying up begin!

Have a good week!

Friday, June 05, 2015

Namibian books

So many good titles!

Mama Namibia and Jahohora via Wordweaver
The Namibian Princess via Queen Ndaponah Shikangala
Sam Nujoma via Yambeka Children Media

Thursday, June 04, 2015


(cartoons via The New Yorker)

 The New Yorker! 
Here's the story behind Barry Blitt's Hillary Clinton emoji cover"Seriously, how does anyone understand anything that’s written with only letters? I feel sorry for the alphabet."

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

One + One = ?

Some great advice from Babycinno on teaching girls maths positively!

Emilie says "Girls still seem to lack confidence when it comes to maths" so here are her tips on being a role model and teaching girls maths and science
Also - handy tips on teaching the multiplication tables

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

French toast

Fruit + egg + milk + cinnamon + bread = French toast

Monday, June 01, 2015

Children reading

Café, Ghent (Belgium)

(photo via @disruptia)

Children chilling

Parliament Gardens, Windhoek