Paying tribute to colonizers – A reflection on colonialist Germany effects on Namibia

Image credits: The IndependentSnapshot of German colonial Africa Over the last decade, the remnants of the dark side of colonialism have been discussed more and more. Moreover, numerous countries that used to be colonies face discussions related to whether it is right or not to have so many influences and tributes honoring big colonizers andContinue reading “Paying tribute to colonizers – A reflection on colonialist Germany effects on Namibia”

The Fantasy of The Female Gaze

Photo by Chloe Sheppard Unlike music gatekeepers, I don’t believe TikTok has “ruined” any songs for me. A very important exception is Portishead’s Glory Box though. I am not going to pretend I have known that song for a really long time; the first time I heard it was on an American Horror Story episodeContinue reading “The Fantasy of The Female Gaze”

Beginnings: Sable’s Coming-of-age Tale

Credit for the images in the article goes to Shedworks. It is a fresh new year for Writer’s Block with a wholly new board, and so it truly is a new beginning for us all. As we are finding our feet and discovering how we will work as a team, how to meet the expectationsContinue reading “Beginnings: Sable’s Coming-of-age Tale”

Lady Macbeth Is Not Evil; You Guys Are Just Sexist

A Psychoanalytic and Feminist Look into One of Literature’s Most (In)famous Women Focusing on the character of Lady Macbeth provides an in-depth analysis of how Shakespeare uses the limitations of traditional gender roles to create conflict within Macbeth (1606). The murder of King Duncan serves as a turning point for the play: prior to thisContinue reading “Lady Macbeth Is Not Evil; You Guys Are Just Sexist”

Memes of Consciousness

Although some say that Mark Zuckerberg,, with his lizard-like features and robotically generated emotions, might not have a consciousness at all, his social-media-giant Facebook simulates that very thing perfectly. The same goes for Instagram, which was bought by Facebook in 2012. By having riverlike feeds from picture to picture, post to post, and therefore from subjectContinue reading “Memes of Consciousness”

The Writer’s High

“Dance above the surface of the world. Let your thoughts lift you into creativity that is not hampered by opinion.” — Red Haircrow 1. ONSET Beginnings are always the hardest. Sitting at your computer, chasing that perfect opening line across your mindscape, searching, constantly searching. In what lair is it hidden? In what vault isContinue reading “The Writer’s High”

From Swinging Swords To Giving Signatures

As if he has returned from a years-long quest, the medieval knight seems to be back. Yet he is  no longer wearing a heavy armor set, carrying a throat-slitting sword, nor arriving on some biologically perfect stallion: he has humbly traded his signature gear for a Thrasher sweater, a pair of artificially ripped jeans andContinue reading “From Swinging Swords To Giving Signatures”

LEGACY OF THE YOUTH – Student Protests that Have Changed and Will Change the World

“If us students have learned anything it’s that if you don’t study you will fail. And if in this case you actively do nothing, people continually end up dead. So, it’s time to start doing something.”

A Je To! Or Doing and Subverting Communism with Pat and Mat

  Armed with hammer, screwdriver, and inexhaustible optimism, Pat and Mat have been taking on the world for over 40 years. In those years their world changed drastically;  born during the dark days of communist Czechoslovakia, they witnessed the Velvet Revolution, watched the Iron curtain fall, and saw their country being split into two. YetContinue reading “A Je To! Or Doing and Subverting Communism with Pat and Mat”