Impact Factor: where can I make a difference?

On paper, my life in America seemed outstanding.  In 2014, I was a tenured associate professor at one of the best medical schools in the nation, living in a big house on the hill; I was a paragon of privilege.  Inside, though, I was crumbling.  I felt...

#TRAVELTUESDAY: PLACES YOU HAVE TO SEE IN GHANA.

One country among many in Africa you need to visit is Ghana! Ghana is a country I recommend you visit as it is full of rich history, culture, food and more.  Independence Square From Pixabay  Ghana has become a sought after holiday destination in West Africa...

I TERMINATED: A KING WOULD HAVE BEEN BORN TODAY

Our baby would have been born today, do you know that? Our progeny, bone of my bones Our pleasurable mistake but the universe’s manifestation of my deepest desires I am pregnant, three little words with so much weight so much meaning Words with the power to rip us...

#BookMeWednesday: MY TOP AFRICAN READS

Anyone that knows me knows of my love for the written word. This past decade has seen the explosion of African literature which has been awesome for readers, such as myself, hungry for books that speak to the African experience and has characters that we can relate...

HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR VALUES, BELIEFS & RULES

One of the things you have to do when navigating the murky waters of finding out who you are is understanding that there's a difference between your values, beliefs, and rules. While the three are different from each other, they are also very much related and come...

7 Reasons Why Living in a Foreign Country is Hard

Living abroad sounds exciting. It is exciting. I’m Zambian and my home is Zambia. When an opportunity came for me to leave Zambia, I grabbed it with both hands. I currently live in Malaysia and I have been here for the last three years. When people find out I don’t...

NdiliQhawe: A perspective on pain

Sometimes I hate my life. Maybe more than just sometimes. It's not the thoughts of suicide that are ever present but just dying seems really good. It seems simpler, an escape of sorts. Life can be painful. It mostly is. No matter where you are or what you have,...

I TERMINATED: LEGALIZE ABORTIONS, IT’S A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT

I’ve had two abortions all below the age of 18, why you ask? I lacked basic sex education because it's quite the taboo to educate young people about sex in Malawi. The first time I got pregnant it took me about five weeks to realize I am pregnant, I and my...

NdiliQhawe : Poetry conquered Suicide

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Z9D7257/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1#customerReviews The road to being a warrior is riddled with harsh words, statements and actions, usually done to you and when you least expect it.'You are not good enough''I never...
I ABORTED & IT SAVED MY LIFE

I ABORTED & IT SAVED MY LIFE

My period was 4 days late and it was never late. The sore breasts, the puking, the cramps, although these were all symptoms I faced whenever I was on my period anyway. Not to mention the fatigue these past few days. I checked my calendar for the hundredth time before...

7 Reasons Why Living in a Foreign Country is Hard

7 Reasons Why Living in a Foreign Country is Hard

Living abroad sounds exciting. It is exciting. I’m Zambian and my home is Zambia. When an opportunity came for me to leave Zambia, I grabbed it with both hands. I currently live in Malaysia and I have been here for the last three years. When people find out I don’t...

Impact Factor: where can I make a difference?

Impact Factor: where can I make a difference?

On paper, my life in America seemed outstanding.  In 2014, I was a tenured associate professor at one of the best medical schools in the nation, living in a big house on the hill; I was a paragon of privilege.  Inside, though, I was crumbling.  I felt...

Life as a foreigner in South Africa.

Life as a foreigner in South Africa.

I remember the day I got to the Beitbridge border post. As night fell I could see the beauty of the lights across the border, in Musina. My Canaan, right there. To this day I can never put the feeling I had into words. Some can say I had it easy. I had a relative...