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Monk Thoughts #19: The Importance of Balance

“Only the Avatar, the master of all four elements, can bring balance to the world.” You know, if you’re a staunch fan of the Nickelodeon series Avatar, you’d be screaming in agreement at the overused quote above. Don’t lose your head though, I only brought it up for a reason. In that universe filled with …

Liminal

Liminal: 1

I sighed as I got closer. I had played the scenario countless times in my head but still couldn’t deal with the reality of how it would play out. My galloping heart still refused to get itself under control as I approached my classroom.  I hesitated as I stood right next to the door. Get yourself together, I muttered under my breath and stepped in. The awful part about missing school for almost a …

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Monk Thoughts #18: Marriage , Feminism and the Girl Child II

       In observing gender relations throughout the ages, it is clear to even the blind that for most part there has been a clear disparity in the existential value attached to each gender. While the male happened to be the Hunter, Forager, Lord and Protector, the female by virtue of the above became the subordinate, …

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Monk Thoughts #16: 8 Unforgettable Things from Purple Hibiscus

If you have not read the book Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Adichie, then stop here. Read no further. Only when you’ve read that timeless classic shall you understand and perhaps enjoy my memories from the book which I want to share. So, in no particular order, here are my 8 unforgettable memories from Purple Hibiscus… …