Monday, October 02, 2006

trapped

Anyone remember that Colonel Abrams song? (I keep showing my age up in this web!)... "Oh oh I`m trapped like a fool I`m in a cage."; that's me right now. Of course I'm ecstatic that I just handed in my dissertation for my Masters and I was really looking forward to some "downtime" but ALAS here comes October. It's Black History Month in the UK, I'm a Ghanaian writer (of, dark, very dark complexion Mr Soyinka...) and I can't afford to refuse the the system its opportunity to employ me and PAY ME 'cos I have bills waiting. So... I find myself working on things I would have loved to work on in another month of the year, and no time for ME and my dreaming at all! Regardless, I'm doing sleepless nights reading and I'm carrying on with my novel so if you see me and my eyes are red and I'm not making sense, just know that I'm trying to survive in a country that only wants me to exist for a month :)

2 comments:

frances said...

Well I guess we should be grateful there's no White Middle Class Month. It sounds deathly boring and would probably be held in Surbiton.

Having just handed in my dissertation too, I think we should advocate for Red Eye Month. It would also serve as a good slot for promoting your first novel.

nik said...

Glad you are back with the novel. And congrats is in order for handing in the diss.

I vote for a mojoless month.