When I started reading Soyinka’s play, I had a few questions in my head. I felt that the play was suggesting something along the lines that anything that did not accord with a white guy was not acceptable during colonial times. So, do you believe some people sacrificing themselves is a good idea? Is it… Read more Question

Week 4: “On Virality, Corona, or Otherwise”

“In the ensuing days, replies to the tweet ranged from delight to schadenfreude to outrage to straight up hoping I would contract coronavirus.” -Travis Chi Wing Lau I found this quote to be particularly compelling because it shows the polarization of Covid-19 in a format that was intended for fun and light communication and humor.… Read more Week 4: “On Virality, Corona, or Otherwise”


How do the women in this play shape and guide the play? How does the story of the Not-I bird relate to the play as a whole? In what ways, however, has their former colonization made the [maintenance of]Nigerian customs difficult? I

Reflection on Harjo Poem

How to Write a Poem in a Time of War by Joy Harjo is a rather emotionally charged piece about the genocide and erasure of indigenous peoples and their cultures. The title itself implies she is trying to teach the reader (insert title). However, throughout the poem she prefaces memories with comments in italics saying,… Read more Reflection on Harjo Poem