The Mothers, a 'dazzling debut novel' from Brit Bennett is a sage, sanguine, and spectacular story. It is spectacular because Bennett's portrayal of how hurt reverberates through communities is so tangible and so very relatable. Also because sadly, so few books are about middle-class black people. The Mothers is a 288 page-turner that poses the… Continue reading The Mothers – Sage Sanguine Spectacular
Human beings commit atrocities on each other because of sex, race, and religion. Despite this, we have far more in common than separates us. Two schoolgirls, one Muslim and one Jewish (below) are proof of this. Four years ago today, London welcomed the world for the Olympic Games. The central message of the opening games… Continue reading Far More In Common Than Separates Us
There are some people who do not believe that sexism and racism (white privilege) exists. It does. Other people do not understand what sexism or racism means. Looking at these issues through the eyes of another helps to clarify them. I am pleased to say, I have found a young man who can explain it… Continue reading Sexism and Racism Explained
I could start this blog with a great Grrr but I won’t. See how I slipped in my Grrr in a non-offensive manner. Being non-offensive is the key to good manners. What are good manners? Being able to move around a society that is chock full of people causing the least offence. Being non-offensive leaves… Continue reading Modern Manners
Well, Dave has indeed left disaster in his wake!
There are too many dissemblers (Two-faced people) leading British politics. I appreciate that politics must involve compromise but not bare faced hypocrisy. Andrea Leadsom said that she did not want to make Theresa May’s childlessness an issue. She said ‘That would be really horrible, but genuinely I feel that being a mum means…’ There’s that… Continue reading Too Many Big Buts In Politics
The Beyhive, the fans of Beyoncé, say Lemonade is ‘Beyoncé’s evolution as an intersectional feminist and her identifying with blackness and Civil Rights. So Bey is ‘woke’. She has come a long way from saying ‘It is not about colour or race.’ Or has she? I say Beyoncé, is the zeitgeist princess of pop, for… Continue reading Beyoncé Choking On Lemonade 2