One of the less talked-about effects of sexual abuse on victims is that they are likely to abuse sex, and probably go on to sexually abuse others - knowingly or unknowingly.
The prompt for stories of awareness week is "African Women" but I want to talk about this African woman 'A weaker vessel' They say she is A barrier breaker She truly is With un-natural determination Her followed instincts Very natural With uneducated efforts She educates her child This African woman A mother Our hope With … Continue reading This African Woman – #WinterABC2022 (Day 12)
I would hold him close to me and ask God to forgive me if I had sinned. I would cry in the night asking God to transfer the burden to me and let my son be a normal boy just like his friends
Have you stopped to think about these people? Have the following questions ever crossed your mind? Who hugs the hugger when they need a hug? Who listens to that good listener when they feel like talking to someone? Who counsels the counsellor? In short, who does for them what they do for us?
"Until the Lion begins to write; the story will always glorify the hunter," said Chimbwi the hyena. "What do you think, Chimbwi? You think I haven't tried?" Nkalamu asked in a shaky voice. "But you're a Lion, Nkalamu! Show courage and try again," retorted Chimbwi. Nkalamu the Lion found a spot up the tree where … Continue reading Nkalamu The Lion Cries – #WinterABC2022 (Day 8)
You want to know what connects us in Africa? It is the imbedded sense of community in our various cultures - irrespective of our nationalities. Harambe and Ujamaa are two non-english words (Swahili) we learnt at schools in Zambia which meant "extended family" and "coming together" respectively. These words were taught when introducing is to … Continue reading Our Community – #WinterABC2022 (Day 7)
"Until the Lion begins to write; the story will glorify the hunter." This proverb prompts me to show the other side of Africa that is never shown in the western media. Our good side can only be shown by us. The western media shows the bad side because its the only time they are assigned … Continue reading A Different Africa – #WinterABC2022 (Day 6)
Because of it's trusting and accommodating people, Africa today has another type of child soldiers. Our children are captured early in schools and programmed to think and act a certain way based on what their little minds are fed by the powers that be
See, African culture is a master at hiding information in plain site. Our elders used symbols to communicate sensitive information.
Hello. Its me again. I have been wondering if my writing will make sense today. Week 1 of the WinterABC festival is closing, so i thought i should talk about African storytellers and their role in keeping our history alive. Nigeria has one of the best national anthems in Africa. While it is exclusively associated … Continue reading The Role Of Storytellers – #WinterABC2022 (Day3)