Friday, 22 May 2009

Blog of the week: Eccentric Yoruba

In my original 'decadent menu', Friday was supposed to be a 'Blog of the Week Award'. I have not followed my original thoughts but a few days back, I found this blog purely by accident. I saw the author comment on BGLH and I was very impressed by the fluidity of her thoughts. I therefore clicked to check if she was blogging herself and at the time there was nothing. Fast forward a few weeks later, I read another comment on BGLH and decided to check again just in case she had started to blog and this time I was rewarded! I have often heard this saying pandered around, 'blog with a soul'. In my view, this was the definition of that saying! Her blog is not science or hair related strictly speaking but it is human. She has pieces on identity, Africa, music, Japanese comics - a truly diverse blog. She does have a tendency to ramble on a bit but the writing is beautiful. She has recently written a powerful piece (amongst so many others) about 'Not-Rape'. For this week, I would like to award Eccentric Yoruba my blog of the week award for this post. Click here to read her thoughts on 'Not-Rape'.

8 comments:

  1. thanks a lot Jc! i'm truly honoured and i'm sorry about the rambling. i tend to write (and usually speak) exactly what is on my mind. thanks again!

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  2. It was very touching

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  3. The rambling becomes more like a writing style, though it does take a minute to adjust. You're very welcome :)

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  4. Wow, that is an awesome post and an equally awesome blog. Thanks for linking me JC!

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  5. That link was a handful to absorb and her writing style lures you to keep reading.
    I do not know if this is the appropriate place to post this but here it goes...During my undergraduate years I was interested in a Nigerian man (student as well) who I was told very adamantly to stay away from unless I was into being controlled, belittled, etc. Personally, I never sensed this from him. I was just shocked at the amount of negativity from my Nigerian female friends that came up once I simply mentioned the interest factor (the only thing they knew of him was that he was Nigerian). I am not into placing people into "boxes" b/c of their cultural background-but I must admit it did leave me thinking of their experiences.
    JC I loved the advice you gave her-intuition is truly a gift. Now I have yet another blog to read : ).

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  6. thanks everybody! @Jc, it was actually a friend who advised me to write as i thought because i was having difficulties bringing my ideas to life.

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  7. Very interesting read! :-) I'm a writer as well but I do fiction, also i'm sorry about your past experiences. I feel your pain, I can't write about it though. :-(

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  8. @Da Jadedpoet, thanks a lot. i write some fiction as well though i'm unpublished. writing to me is a healing mechanism :)

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