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Kanmi Iyanda
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The New Africa - in Black and White
"It doesn't really mean anything when you take a step back and look at the bigger picture." The voice, distinct and clear, belonged to a Lupita Nyong'o lookalike and it cut through the rising hubbub of the venue. Her group, smaller, but much more spirited t...
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One Red Night - Part 2
The doctor’s words came flooding
back to me. “You may experience shortness of
breath, pain in your neck, arms, chest or even jaw. In general, it will be a
feeling of discomfort and the best thing to do is alert anyone nearby and desist from any activity
whi...
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One Red Night - Part 1
“You get down here,” the taxi
driver growled, in his best English. My co-occupant and I looked at
each other mysteriously. Was this a weird Turkish joke specially designed to
wind up all football fans on this special day or was the serious look on the drive...
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"Hiccups are necessary in political life. Without them, most people do not learn or develop the necessary muscles to steer the slippery landscape. In order to become better at something, a period of discomfort is mandatory and as such it is not the fear of falling that drives most of these talented go-getters in Westminster, it is the fear of falling and not having the ability to rise."
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The Unquenchable Fire in the Belly...
It can be difficult…this writing palaver. Like an
unfulfilled childhood ambition, it pokes continually at one’s resigned frame,
asking the same questions on repeat. This in turn, births an all-consuming belief most writers
possess. A self-assuredness which ...
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"The Tories, like most, are emerging shell-shocked from their majority and exploding into a chorus of; now that we that we found power, what are we gonna do with it? UKIP, like the political embryo that the party is, appeared to have arrived at the party so late, that they only discovered we were not using PR, once the elections were over!"
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"Five years later, having been Deputy Prime Minister for all his troubles, Mr Clegg is on his last legs politically. His recent efforts in Leeds, revealed a man determined to ensure his Order of Songs is predetermined by no one, but himself. At least he would leave a good-looking political corpse."
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It's the Wooing Game, Silly!
"We are your servants......" May come across like a sound-bite from a group wooing session gone wrong, but this was one of the many quotes dropped on the BBC's Question Time podium in Leeds, by the political triumvirate begging for our votes, for next Thurs...
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