to be African, to be Woman, to be Creative, to be Fashionable, to be Intelligible, to be be IMARA

imara by Mshana

This is the canvas and the pages on which I curate and display the life I wish to create for myself and other liminal hu-women like myself. I explore here my passion for fashion, present my literally inspired visual arts, write my visual arts inspired written works, share my linguistics, travel diaries, show my finding comfort in food, and heck, whatever else I feel like... Welcome and enjoy!

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Setting yourself up for a successful semester

Those of you who have been in University/College for a while understand how hard it can be to successfully go through a semester without a plan. For those who are just starting out, you need not be making your own mistakes, you can learn from mine and avoid feeling overwhelmed altogether. After a couple of rough beginnings and mid-semester re-strategising, I finally figured the way to plan for a successful semester.  This is how I stay up to date with all my deadlines, keep track of my assignments and schedule study sessions around these assignments and deadlines. 

Here is my step by step guide:

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From a good learner to a good student

My experience with missed deadlines and disorganised notes has taught me that being a good learner is not the same as being a good student. It’s New Year’s Eve and I am back home in Dar es Salaam writing a research paper due two weeks ago for a class I took in Paris in the Fall (August - December semester). So, I am clearly lacking on the whole good student thing. I am not proud of this! In my defence, my laptop crashed and all I had written for this class was gone. Yet, this is the reason why being a better student is at the top of my new year resolution list…

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