Back To School Jingle

It’s been three months already, and I’m back to the grind. Nothing has changed. The struggle is familiar. The labor is still sweet. The hours are still piling up around me even as they are running away, leaving me with the queasy feeling that I’ll never catch up with them.  As usual, the semester is starting with a bang of books to read,  ideas to dream up, and virgin sheets of paper to defile with doodles and ink blots. But I’m already behind. I’ve run out of time. Or is it time that has run out on me, abandoning me to inertia and and to decay? Don’t waste your pity on me. I’m being a sad, sour academic.  Feeling behind is the key to any life sworn to books, the making of which there is no end.

 

 

 

 

 

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

6 Responses to “Back To School Jingle” Subscribe

  1. Charity best 2011/09/21 at 04:09 #

    This is nice. Keep doing the good work girl

  2. admin 2011/09/21 at 07:36 #

    Thanks Cha Cha!

  3. Chibundu Onuzo 2011/09/23 at 21:20 #

    So have you read River of Smoke yet? It’s still on my Amazon wish list. 🙁 Hopefully my new local library will have it.

  4. admin 2011/09/26 at 15:02 #

    @ Chibundu: So I pre-ordered River of Smoke months ago. The bookshop said it would be here anytime from now. Can’t wait. Can’t wait! We should read it together. Don’t wait for the library. Go grab a copy!

  5. Chibundu 2011/09/26 at 17:07 #

    My local library had it! 🙂 Sorry o, I can’t wait for you. Hurry up and get your copy so we can discuss.

  6. Ainehi 2011/09/26 at 18:27 #

    Lol! So jealous!!!!!!!!! Yeah, discussion sounds great.

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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