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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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Ainehi Edoro is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches African literature. She received her doctorate at Duke University. She is the founder and editor of Brittle Paper and series editor of Ohio University Press’s Modern African Writer’s imprint.

6 Responses to “Back To School Jingle” Subscribe

  1. Charity best September 21, 2011 at 4:09 am #

    This is nice. Keep doing the good work girl

  2. admin September 21, 2011 at 7:36 am #

    Thanks Cha Cha!

  3. Chibundu Onuzo September 23, 2011 at 9:20 pm #

    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 September 26, 2011 at 3:02 pm #

    @ 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 September 26, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    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 September 26, 2011 at 6:27 pm #

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

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