I want you to imagine a ten year old version of yourself sitting right there on this couch. Now this is the little girl who first believed that she was fat, and ugly, and an embarrassment.
This is groundbreaking
this is my third time rebloging this today. this is so important.
I have goosebumps
Gabriel García Márquez (6 March 1927 - 17 April 2014, Colombian)
(Top) Mr. García Márquez working in his Mexico City home in 1962. He erupted on the literay world stage with the 1967 appearance of « One Hundred Years of Solitude. » Over the next few decades, more than 20 million copies of the book were sold. He was considered the supreme exponent, if not the creator, of the literary genre known as magic realism, in which the miraculous and the real converge.
(Bottom) Mr. García Márquez received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1082. When awarding him the prize, the Swedish Academy of Letters noted that « each new work of this is received by expectant critics and readers as an event of world importance.
R.I.P. via The New York Times
one time i explained post limit to my mom and she says
“is that why you get off the computer sometimes”
I don’t like this expression “First World problems.” It is false and it is condescending. Yes, Nigerians struggle with floods or infant mortality. But these same Nigerians also deal with mundane and seemingly luxurious hassles. Connectivity issues on your BlackBerry, cost of car repair, how to sync your iPad, what brand of noodles to buy: Third World problems. All the silly stuff of life doesn’t disappear just because you’re black and live in a poorer country. People in the richer nations need a more robust sense of the lives being lived in the darker nations. Here’s a First World problem: the inability to see that others are as fully complex and as keen on technology and pleasure as you are.
One event that illustrated the gap between the Africa of conjecture and the real Africa was the BlackBerry outage of a few weeks ago. Who would have thought Research In Motion’s technical issues would cause so much annoyance and inconvenience in a place like Lagos? But of course it did, because people don’t wake up with “poor African” pasted on their foreheads. They live as citizens of the modern world. None of this is to deny the existence of social stratification and elite structures here. There are lifestyles of the rich and famous, sure. But the interesting thing about modern technology is how socially mobile it is—quite literally. Everyone in Lagos has a phone.” —Teju Cole (via kateoplis)
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