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Zanzibar is the Paris of East Africa, and the zanzibar belles are admittedly the glass of fashion. To keep up their reputation for smart dressing involves the frequent purchase of new kangas, of which I understand, a Zanzibar girl will possess as many as 2 to 3 dozen sets at one time.

British Capt. JEE Craster  in 1900

Your eyes travel miles

before resting on mine,

like summer road-trips

to places devoid of time,

places divine,

places where I am yours

and you are unambiguously mine.

Honey, do you have any idea how much privilege it takes to think it’s cool to dress poor?

Andrea Gibson - Privilege is Never Having to Think About it.

Maya Angelou is resting in peace.
She lived a full life.
She loved,
And she shared that love.
It is we who need to live in peace
After her death reminds us that we haven’t yet earned our own.

Maya Wegerif
I am one of those people whose job it is to weep for ancient times. This is not to say I lament the new,Rather everything dying deserves to be mourned.Maya Wegerif, Dakar, Summer 2014

I am one of those people whose job it is to weep for ancient times.
This is not to say I lament the new,
Rather everything dying deserves to be mourned.

Maya Wegerif, Dakar, Summer 2014

Capitalism is a development by refinement from feudalism, just as feudalism is development by refinement from slavery … Capitalism is but the gentleman’s method of slavery.

Kwame Nkrumah

It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled during the daytime, but at night it is another thing.

Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises