THOSE of us born in January are accustomed to the no-gift birthday. It’s a time when everyone is broke from the festive holidays and schools have just commenced. “We’ve bought you Christmas clothes and school shoes, what more do you want?” my parents would always say, as if my siblings hadn’t received the same.
And so a birthday gift for us Janworry kids is a massive surprise and when it is books – a collection of books by Kwame Nkurumah and Thomas Sankara, no less – then the appreciation for the gift shoots straight through the roof.
One of my friends from Twitter who I suspect very much is one of UnCensored readers sent me a collection of these books and a beautiful scarf
Sending books as gifts is never easy – you never know if the person has read them or if they have an appreciation for the subject or the author, and I must say, this gift matched my taste spot on.
I’m deeply moved by the generosity and kindness I’ve received as a result of this platform.