Over the past week, I have had this phrase hurled, flung, smirked, and smiled at me. You're next! They say mischievously and alas, events have proven to show that to some extent this statement is now true. My second eldest brother's wedding took place over the weekend and as the whole family inhales, taking a…Read more You’re Next!
WEEK 2 brief of my creative drama class: Write a scene in which one person is jealous of the other. University A Play by Siraj Patel CHARACTERS TIM – Eighteen-year-old boy from East London MARY - Eighteen-year-old girl, Tim’s girlfriend, a heavier East London accent ACT 1, SCENE 1 A classroom, there are four rows…Read more University – A Play
Dear Hackney, I would like to thank you for not letting me down. You see, everytime I tell people that I am from Hackney, there is a slight gasp and shudder as they contemplate how on earth I have managed to survive living in such an infamous area. They wonder if I have been…Read more Thanks Hackney
Writing drama has never been my forte but this semester, I am taking a Creative Writing class for drama and so I will be made to confront a new form of writing. The last 'play' or script that I wrote of any significance was way back, in the grand year of 2007, at the age…Read more An Attempt at Some Drama
"Oh bloody hell, not you lot again. You camera people. Didn't you get my warning when we attacked your jumper on your first day here? Winter is our time, not your time. It's meant to be quiet here, don't you know that it is not the season for all you camera wielding people? Why are…Read more Birds of Agadir
He had to do it again. This was the worst part of the job. As a young child, he had hated school assemblies and even now, whenever he would see his son standing on stage, his eyes would tear up. Never mind the fact his eight year old voice would squeak throughout the hall, sounding…Read more Breathe
As I prepare for the one exam of my first semester, let me remind myself of how I felt after sitting my first university exams two years ago. Impersonal. That is how I would describe the difference between the exams of the past and the exam I sat today. When you would walk into an…Read more What’s Different About University Exams?