When is a Muse not a Muse?

This is another meditation on a theme which is presented as a visual essay in video form as well as this written version here.   I conceived it as a visual essay as it communicates mainly through imagery.  There are some rough edges on the video as I’m still learning these skills so if it seemsContinue reading “When is a Muse not a Muse?”

Chimananda Ngozi Adichie Counters the Mono-Narrative

Author Chimananda Ngozi Adichie has just made a statement that I want to applaud.  She’s a voice speaking out with the fiery tone that James Baldwin used to have when he called out the mob mentality among all shades and skin colours. He said – and it is still true – that hate leaves theContinue reading “Chimananda Ngozi Adichie Counters the Mono-Narrative”

Flying the Kite of Destiny: the life and death of Yukio Mishima

There is a pleasurable intensity in  books that confess to sins or crimes that alienated the author yet seduce the readers. “Confessions of a Mask’ (1958) is like this – an autobiographical novel by Japanese writer Yukio Mishima. It made him famous at the young age of 24, and gained a reputation in western circlesContinue reading “Flying the Kite of Destiny: the life and death of Yukio Mishima”