“The hustle in cities is distinct than in township settings; there is also more to be said about how the former contributes to an upward climb on the Bloom scale.”

“The next day I awoke with Beyonce’s voice in my throat. She says “tough love,” an oxymoron if there ever was one. Hate is easy; love that’s what tough.”

“Although produced under a low budget, Nollywood films had the desire to generate stories to which many Africans around the continent, scattered in their various forms of being, could relate.”

“I remember the first time I went to the battlefield. I could smell everything. From the antiseptic”

“Three months later, four black church girls would share Evers fate after Klansmen planted 19 sticks of dynamite on the threshold of God’s house.”

“What happens when discourses about slavery, tourism and celebration come together?”

“He couldn’t run away. He had contemplated the idea deeply before. He was a wall on which his family leaned.”