A man

A man can make you smile Even if you don’t mean to So afraid you are to see The ice setting in his eyes When you refuse to act “pretty” A man can make your eyes shine From the tears that you shed On his heavy silences His scathing words When he tells you you’re…

These people we love

These people we love But that we cannot reach We feel the love boiling inside Feel that they are somehow a part of us A part of our story But sometimes the words fail us We struggle to meet them Across the gap of time Across the opportunities That made us different Made that our…

World tour through books: Afghanistan

“What’s the difference between menstrual blood and blood that is clean? What’s so disgusting about this blood?…You were born of this blood! It is cleaner than the blood of your own body!”

Aren’t you happy

Home is a killing ground
At home, when you go out
You might never come back

Tic Tac

Réécriture de l’un de mes tous premiers poèmes De toutes mes peurs d’enfants Il en est une qui perdure La peur des horloges De la lente marche du temps Je me souviens encore De la frayeur qui me précipitait Toute tremblante Dans les bras de ma sœur Le son des horloges étaient Des pas qui…

Come along for Kay Fizz adventures!

In the documentary film “Freedom on my mind”, dating from 1994, that relates the voter registration movement in Mississipi from 1961 to 1964, there is a line from one of the personal interviews that stuck with me. “You don’t dream things that you can’t imagine.” It reminded me how when I was very little, I…

Finding Your Voice: Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“Things started to fall apart at home when, my brother, Jaja, did not go to communion and Papa flung his heavy missal across the room and broke the figurines on the étagère.” Here is the sentence that introduces Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s very first novel, published in 2003. In this novel, the narrator is a 15-year-old…