Essays

Half-Dwarves in Narnia and the Colonial Mestizo

"Doctor Cornelius!" cried Caspian with joy, and rushed forward to greet his old master. Everyone else crowded round. "Pah!" said Nikabrik. "A renegade Dwarf. A half-and-halfer! Shall I pass my sword through its throat?" "Be quiet, Nikabrik," said Trumpkin. "The creature can't help its ancestry." The book Prince Caspian, fourth in The Chronicles of Narnia… Continue reading Half-Dwarves in Narnia and the Colonial Mestizo

Education, Life

Mzungu Town: A glimpse into the post-colonial recovery timeline

My friend grasps my arm as we cross the street. I’m still struggling to understand cars driving on the opposite lanes from what I’m used to. A man shouts, laughing as he calls out to her. “Don’t touch Mzungu’s arm, the white will rub off on you!” Mzungu means ‘white’. It’s a new name I… Continue reading Mzungu Town: A glimpse into the post-colonial recovery timeline