I wake up some days with unwanted particles of the sense of inadequacy sticking to my skin like the residue of dreams I never invited into my mind, and I want to flick them off, but they cling stubbornly like they are coated with adhesive. This is one of those days. Sunday, 19th February 2017. […]Read More When She Speaks Your Life
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Spoken word is a growing art-form in Sub-Saharan Africa, over the past few years the number of artists involved keeps growing at a high rate. There isn’t a week that passes without a show with spoken word artists on the bill. We can say people truly relate to spoken word since…
If you know Akotowaa, like know me proper, it is no surprise that my anti-formal-education stance has been a huge part of my life and informed my worldview for literally years. I have been tired of formal education and its restrictions for a long time. I have watched several videos, including Prince EA’s spoken word […]Read More LOL so this liberal arts distin actually works eh?
Yo. So. The last story I wrote was Institutionalized Addicts, back in March 2016. That’s right; it’s been almost a whole YEAR. But, as I’ve declared 2017 my writing-intensive year, we should be seeing more short stories, hopefully. If you’ve read any of my short stories before, please clear all expectations of what you expect this one […]Read More About My Not-Quite-Ex (A LONG short story)
As a lexivist, I choose not to be apologetic about being more concerned with (read: borderline obsessed with) the meaning and words in songs more than anything else about them. Usually. There are certainly exceptions. However, most often, the lyrics are what define excellence for me, and from what I’ve seen, in this regard, I […]Read More Breaking Bars Broken Down