Chanda Chandalala

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Chanda Chandalala

Born and raised in Zambia (the real Africa). Currently reside in Toronto, Canada with my husband. Check out my blog: www.chandalalaland.com

Stories by Chanda Chandalala

It doesn’t take getting pregnant for me to appreciate my mum. I always have, often quietly, thinking about how she put up with me, let alone my...
I text, I imessage, I BBM, I Facebook …   Are we becoming more and more disengaged and losing our personal touch and our voices, and...
Test: You’re reading this right? Are you really thinking about what I’m going to write or are you thinking about something else? No? You...
I was watching the news last week and there was a poll asking whether you feel safe in your neighbourhood. I’ve been thinking about that Sesame...
 Winter’s here and I can feel the enthusiasm for leaving my apartment dwindling quickly. And coming with it are my boring, unattractive...
It’s hard to meditate when you’re a mouth-breather. I’ve been a little stressed the past couple of weeks, partly due to my jam-...
I’ve always been eerie of death.   Growing up, I had a lot of people pass away and watched my parents attend funerals as often as they...
Fourteen days till I’m laid off for the second time in a year, exactly the same date too! (Or a day apart, but who cares?) 2009 was a really...
I haven’t forgotten, Dad, about our long silent trips to school on the dusty road to Masaiti. I haven’t forgotten about how the car...
Gun shots, fires, children running scared, crying, hungry, dying, women screaming, men fighting. I am plagued by these images, which are passed on as...
The ideology that in order for a child to succeed in life, academics come first and everything else is secondary was a firm principle throughout my...