Are you sitting comfortably, children, ready for a story? Not if you’re a Yoruba child (thirty million speakers, Benin and Nigeria and elsewhere) . You’re waiting for:
Here is a story! Story it is. Continue reading Once upon a time…..
(Lemurs) live in matriarchal troops, with an alpha female at their head. When ring-tailed lemurs are cold and frightened, or when they want to bond, they group together in a furry mass known as a lemur ball, forming a black and white sphere that ranges in size from a football to a bicycle wheel…. Continue reading Things we didn’t know about Lemurs
-You won’t get far on dreams, Lobbi, Dad would say. Continue reading The Greenhouse: Audur Ava Olafsdottir
It seemed rather odd when it was announced that the Nobel Prize for Literature wouldn’t be awarded this year because of sex scandals surrounding the husband of a committee member. Continue reading Not so Nobel
He would have looked out on something like perfection: the lawn with the great trees in the foreground, the forest or wood to one side, the beaten-down water meadow beyond this lawn, with all the growth of willow and reeds and bamboo clumps and dogwood and the shrubs that loved water; the river with its river growths, the water meadows beyond, the willows, the channels, the drowned fields catching the morning light and, at a sufficient distance, the evening light; and then the bare downs again. (222) Continue reading V. S. Naipaul: The Enigma Of Arrival