It is said that “a dog is a man’s best friend.” My question is, what is the man to a dog?

Dog owners left right and center, but ill pass on this culture:

Where I am, almost everyone is a pet owner. Also, people here have a different pet-human relationship that I did not grow up seeing. Thus, I prefer not to…


My name is Nombuso Fortunate Makhubu. I am writing this article from Ottawa, Canada’s capital city. Since June 8, 2012, North America has become a home away from home.

Background

I am from Southern Africa, the Kingdom of Eswatini located between The Republic of South Africa and Mozambique. https://medium.com/know-thyself-heal-thyself/swaziland-was-not-a-place-name-only-2ebee8e3bb3d

I enjoyed a happy childhood. I belong to a blended family of twelve. Our parents provided for us the best they could, and we are indebted to them. I am the…


The saying that “it never rains but pours” holds for most Southern African states as late January 2021, Tropical Cyclone Eloise first caused widespread damage and heavy flooding in central Mozambique. The storm displaced more than 16,000 people in several countries in southeastern Africa, destroyed about 17,000 houses, and killed…


Humanness Continues A Past Existence, I Argue So

Depending on what you see me as,
I mean,
Rather,
Depending on how willing you are to invest in this analysis,
This face is more than meets the eye,
I mean,
Really,
This dripping Melanin is a continuous tale,
Rather,
A lamentation,
Or better still, A cry for restorative…


The Absolute Kingdom To Know About

Emotional ties cripple my writing where home affairs go

In my experience, writing about my home affairs has been such writer’s block. Yet, given that I am capable of assembling reliable history on a creditable platform as Medium, I find myself taking up my responsibilities seriously, regardless of how I may feel.

Immigration is not a right

For anyone without knowledge, I am a…


Although platinum, diamonds, gold and oil are buried deep underground, their value always shines when we are committed to discovering them

As everything progressed, I was persuaded to think about how we can maintain a positive attitude as humans, especially those belonging to the “Black, Aboriginal, and Other Colored People (BIPOC) communities”-Wikipedia.

Why we, I and those belonging to the above-listed societies are referred to as marginalized populations or groups and…


This is my unpopular opinion contribution

What do you consider a good citizen to be? Indeed, consensus may never be reached on this issue, but we may agree that we can do more with this kind of humanity.

Probably as an ice-breaker, Marelisa Fabrega argues that “The concept of citizenship was born in the city-states of…


My Unpopular Opinion Follows

“Where two or more are gathered in my name, I am there.” — Mathew 18–20

It was in the summer of 2018 that my mom finally met my daughter. We may not delve into how come the meeting did not occur in my current country of choice! Well: immigration here…


By merely being alive: And this is worth celebrating

Good morning,
How do you do today?
I am not asking shallowly,
No,
I am posing a question that is all-encompassing,
In this query,
I am truly dedicated to understanding where you are,

I mean mentally, physically and spiritually,
I am interested in your well-being,
I am offering you an ear,
I…


Not to be the next Sidney_Sheldon, but because you like the process

Through this little article, I aim to inspire any talented writer with poor performance to be motivated. Just like the stories of several world-renowned models-your breakthroughs will find you. In our case, write down important things and work diligently. After all, Rome was not built in a day!

Looking back…

Nombuso Makhubu

I am of southern African descent living in Ottawa, Canada. My academic qualifications are law, human rights and social justice, global action and engagement.

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