A medium shot of a middle aged African man, with a wearing a checkered shirt with thin lines, holding a microphone. He is on stage, with a purple backdrop bearing the words NYU Accra.

The Pains of Forgetting Faces

As an artist, I’m always invited to events, but I struggle with remembering faces of those that I meet.
Digital art of two humanoid figures lying on the beach, frowns on their faces, with handwritten text at the bottom

Sad Love Poem “Glass of Dreams”

a bit on the background When I set out to make video poems, I had a bunch of idle video clips that I didn’t know what to do with, like the one of a spider catching a fly. I realized I could stylize these videos and make them look animated look. However, after the second … Read more
Tall waves smashing against rocks, stylized image with water colors

Sad Love Poetry “Strange Shore”

Strange Shore is the second video I’m making in the Sad Love Poetry series, which is themed on unreturned love, and is available on my dilstories TV on youtube.
A yellow spider with black spots, sitting on its web

Self Trap

This visual poetry is available on my youtube channel, dilstories TV. I’ve been writing poetry for a long time, as long as I’ve been writing, but never found courage to share publicly for they come from deep inside. Sometimes so deep inside that I feel naked when they are out in the open.

The trouble with Afrofuturism

Earlier this month, I was in Amsterdam to attend Other Futures, the first festival of non-western science fiction, a great event that featured some of the best content creators of science fiction and fantasy today. As I walked the cold streets, as I sat in panels discussing diversity in science fiction or talked about our … Read more

Portraits of Writers: IWP 2017

Just a few days ago, I returned home after three months in a writing residency in University of Iowa, USA, where I enjoyed the company of writers from thirty three different countries. Quiet an experience! I love taking photos, especially portraits, for I enjoy immortalizing the expression on faces of people. Often, I do this … Read more
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