This film brilliantly puts forward the female protagonist in a way that is not pretentious or forceful. It is not however without its flaws as it - like most modern pictures and other hero films – does have an air of predictability especially in the second half of the movie, but due to the difficulty of maintaining familial innocence as opposed to the gorier Dark Knight trilogy, it can be forgiven.
In the book, we truly see this iconic and phenomenal woman as a normal woman who goes through her issues and deals with them. A woman who makes her mistakes and learns from her lessons. A woman who tries to make a difference and sticks to her word no matter how long it takes.
"I love hymns like an old woman. But, seriously, I love the message of hymns like Ke Ngwana Hao and Le Mo Tsebe ke Modimo ... There's something about Lifela tsa Sione. They pierce the heart. Perhaps we Basotho love to sing. They make you understand yourself. There's a hymn for every situation."
This is probably the most delayed movie review but what the heck, I’ll still review it anyway. I was very hesitant about watching Moonlight mainly because I’m not a person who is driven by hype especially around the Academy Award nominees and winners. But once my friends gave me a synopsis of what this film … Continue reading Moonlight – Best Picture
Letter To My Daughter by Dr. Maya Angelou Genre: Essay Rating: 4.9/5 Letter To My Daughter is the third book of essays Dr. Maya Angelou wrote and this letter is dedicated to all young women, who she refers to as her daughters. She shares some of her encounters as a young black woman and mother, … Continue reading Books That Will Leave You Inspired
Americanah is an award winning novel based on a young woman, Ifemelu, from Nigeria who leaves her home country – due to political unrest as a result of military rule – to continue her education in the United States of America.
By Tsholofelo Lephuthing As promised in the previous post, a review about an equally haunting and intriguing book by Gillian Flynn is finally coming your way. I hope since the last review you have managed to pick up Gone Girl (I’ll even settle for having at least watched the movie). The next book I picked … Continue reading Dark Places
By Tsholofelo Lephuthing This year has probably been the busiest year since beginning my tertiary academic career in 2013. However in the midst of all this, I still managed to somehow squeeze in some side table/bed side reading. I must say, there is nothing like a good book to cuddle with after a long day. … Continue reading Gone Girl
By Neo Moloko “The Perfect Match looks and sounds increasingly like a romantic comedy created out of second-hand memories, vaguely described or poorly translated” (Jesse Hassenger). “A sleepy ensemble romantic comedy in "The Best Man" mold that starts with one-night stands, ends with a wedding, and spends the middle curing a hopeless lothario” (Scott Tobias). … Continue reading The Perfect Match
By Darnelle Thompson This is the kind of music that's made by someone who was a toddler when André 3000 explored a love below and k-os dropped his first LP. There are hints of trap, folk, and neo-soul coming together to form a new micro-genre of hip-hop that's part part Chance the Rapper, part Wyclef, … Continue reading Kweku Collins – Nat Love