Tag: mythology

  • Book Review – Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

    Book Review – Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

    Rarely do I come across a work that screams, “YOU WILL LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT ME,” the way Freshwater shouted from the proverbial book stacks. It’s taken me awhile to get to this review, simply because I found the book so indescribably powerful. It’s fierce, ferocious, ethereal, gritty, and magical–all at once. Ada, a troubled Nigerian […]

  • Here, there be Monsters.

    As early as the first century, depictions of strange creatures began creeping in from the edges of our maps, showing territories of unexplored dangers. By the 1500s, one might find HC SVNT DRACONES on the dark corners of our globe. Later still, large swaths of wilderness bore only one warning: Here, there be Monsters. For […]

  • “Don’t dream it, be it.”

    There’s something appealing about starting over. So much so, that we have built it into our collective consciousness–we turn over new leaves, we get fresh starts, we make New Year’s Resolutions. History has the human race celebrating the ensuing New Year as early as 2000 BC (although back then, the calendar started in March). Our […]

  • On taking yourself seriously.

    “Power is perceived. No one has it; you just say you have it and other people will believe you.” The Collapse series is a complete passion project for me, an opportunity for me to learn and explore the topics that already fascinated me. When I started, I vowed to try to represent different belief systems […]