A Racist Apologizes

Dear Offended Black People: I meant exactly what you thought I meant when the word nigger leapt from my mouth. It did not escape. It did not slip out. I launched it with all the force my vocal chords could muster. I wanted it to stick.  If I was sorry for offending you, I wouldContinue reading “A Racist Apologizes”

Getting Bookish: Reading ‘Purple Hibiscus’

In keeping with my resolution to read more books with physical pages (#ProjectNoScrolling), I finished Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel Purple Hibiscus. Yay, me! I enjoyed the book immensely. You should definitely pick it up if you haven’t read it. Here are my takeaways: The Skinny Kamibili Achike, the 15 year old Nigerian protagonist, narrates the novel, whichContinue reading “Getting Bookish: Reading ‘Purple Hibiscus’”