Monthly Archives: April 2012

Fight fear: taking steps of faith.

Today is a landmark day for me. On Wednesday 25th April 2012 Nissi Mutale launches her debut book ‘Finding Me’. The journey to get to this point has been amazing; exciting, scary, frustrating, tiring, confusing, fulfilling and everything in between. … Continue reading

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Childhood Dreams: Is there a time to let go?

Growing up I always dreamed of being a pop star. Nothing was more exciting to me than being the centre of attention and dressing up. I grew a little then decided I wanted to be an actress, then an MI5 … Continue reading

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Women and Baggage

I have just read a very interesting post by Samantha Chioma about women and baggage. (The original blog can be found here: http://samanthachioma.com/2012/03/12/the-older-woman-with-all-that-baggage/#comment-445). Samantha makes the valid point that a women’s experiences are usually described as baggage whereas a man’s experiences … Continue reading

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Reflections on ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ (i)

Very rarely (well ok rarely) am I drawn wholly and completely into a book within the first two pages. I started reading ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ on Monday. The book is 433 pages long. Today is Thursday and I … Continue reading

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Identity: How does being a woman affect my experience?

If somebody were to ask me who I am, my immediate response would be: Nissi Mutale. I would tell them my name because that is the first indicator that would come to mind about my identity. I would take it … Continue reading

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What makes a good day?

I have been struck down by a disgusting bug that is giving me chest pains, hot sweats and banging headaches. I am not usually ill so when I felt the headaches coming on, I knew something was wrong.My fears were … Continue reading

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