SPOILER ALERT!!! I have always been a fan of thriller, suspense, horror, and sci-fi genres since I started consuming media. However, the gory genres that usually fall under horror are definitely not my cup of tea. Regardless, I have managed to watch all the Purge films now including the most recent release, The First Purge, … Continue reading The First Purge — Trigger Warning!
Last September (2018) my sister, Kimberley Chakona, released her second book titled Poetry to the People. The most exciting part about this release is the collaboration of artists. I had always known my sister wanted to collaborate with other poets and artists in general but I didn't expect it to happen so early on in her … Continue reading Poetry To The People
SPOILER ALERT!!! A couple nights ago I finally watched Breaking In, 2018, and I thought I loved it (as I do most strong-black-female-lead films I watch). The film is directed by James McTeigue — who's résumé isn't all that impressive considering I feel very unamused by all his other work. The screenplay is by Ryan Engle … Continue reading Breaking In [And Out the Burden of Representation]
SPOILER ALERT!!! On the 21st of September my daughter and I snugged up in bed to watch Nappily Ever After, 2018, a Netflix original. The film, directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour, had already been added to 'My List' the day the trailer was released because somehow, I already knew I would love it, representation plus actual … Continue reading Nappily Ever After — Hair Chronicles
SPOILER ALERT!!! Last night, 13 March 2018, I finally took a trip to Wakanda via Ster-kinekor and I'm still shook. Wow. Guys. I never. To answer the most obvious question first, why did I take so long to go watch it? Well, the night I was originally meant to go, soon after the premiere screening, … Continue reading Marvellous Night In Wakanda
It was a Merlot and Amy Winehouse kind of evening when I decided it was time to dive into some poetry reading. There's something very old school cool about reading from an actual hardcopy as opposed to reading from a Kindle, phone or computer. The whole experience feels so retro-rich and as if you're connecting … Continue reading Collective Amnesia
Ever since we were little kids, I knew my older sister wanted to write a book. She'd have ideas of writing a children's book among many others... I remember how she'd draw and doodle the cutest illustrations to some of the most motivational quotes and positive speech you would expect from an older sister, a … Continue reading Neu Opus: Poetry for Women of Colour