Damilola Odelola
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I’m in my last year of my undergrad, and about to start my masters in African Literature in September. I write poetry some of which you can read here, and I also write some other random stuff which you can read here. I haven’t done much with my life yet, so there isn’t much to say in this section.

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Brown Faces in Tech Spaces

(2) Comments | Posted 12 January 2015 | (23:00)

It's been a fews days since I advertised our first Blackgirl.tech workshop and the tickets are already sold out. It's humbling and amazing, I've received so much positive feedback and support from both inside and outside of the industry, Blackgirl.tech is something that is both wanted and needed.


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Why Don't I Have a Job?

(0) Comments | Posted 17 September 2013 | (18:24)

I didn't want to write this piece because I think everybody's talking about it and I didn't want to be repetitive and whiny, you know? But last week I stumbled across a Facebook status that asked if graduates are trying hard enough to seek and gain employment. The comments on...

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Top Boy and Black Stories

(0) Comments | Posted 23 August 2013 | (13:56)

Top Boy returned for its second season on Tuesday, after a year long hiatus, it resumed a comfortable spot. The story follows a group of young (and sometimes older) people on a fictional Hackney estate, Summerhouse, involved with drug dealing and gang violence. During it's first season, it was often...

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God is Love

(0) Comments | Posted 9 June 2013 | (16:37)

Part 1

Over the last few weeks, I've been mulling over what this really means. On the one had it's a definition of God's character; if God is love then He is also loving, however being loving is not entirely difficult. Most of us can be loving when we want...

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Whitewashed TV

(7) Comments | Posted 7 June 2013 | (00:00)

A while ago I wrote this piece about the lack of black leads in BBC drama, Dancing on the Edge. Considering the show is about a black jazz band in the 1930s, you'd assume majority of the lead roles would be black. This then begs the question, where...

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The 'Fuss' About Lad Culture

(3) Comments | Posted 14 May 2013 | (15:55)

'Lad Culture: Is There a Need for Such a Fuss?'

Yes, Molly, there is. Your post, and the following questions/issues you raise are... confusing. You write that you don't understand the big fuss surrounding lad culture then go on to list the problems with it, so essentially what...

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