Sunday, April 13, 2008


September 11th, 2001
... this’ll be one of those days that every American will remember exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news...

2 commercial airplanes crashed into the twin towers. they’ve partly, if not mostly, collapsed into Manhattan. another airplane crashed into the pentagon and part of it has also collapsed and caught fire. car bombs went off in front of the capitol and state department and there’s more... an airplane has crashed in Pennsylvania, too. and F-16s are “dealing with” another hijacked airplane.

...i was/am in my kitchen in Wum, Cameroon. i first heard it on Kuwaiti radio, then Cameroonian and then the BBC. needless to say there are chills running up and down my spine. i’m concerned, confused and sad.


  1. IMAGE: that's me in the corner... with my mother carrying me. it was the summer of 1980. i was 3 years old.

  2. CORRECTION: it was 1982 and i was 5 years old.