Nyasha – Social Theorist/Musician – Zimbabwe/New Haven

Bio

I am writer, musician and social theorist, studying philosophical theology and law at Yale University. I was born in Harare, Zimababwe, but I have made home in the U.S. for the last 15 years.

Favorites (hover / click to see name)

  • music

    • Caetano Veloso
    • Miles Davis
    • Harry Belafonte
    • Harry Belafonte
    • David Byrne
  • publications

    • Life and Times of Michael K by J.M. Coetzee
    • The Collected Short Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer
    • House for Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul
    • Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
    • Being and Event by Alain Badiou
  • movies

    • L'avventura by Michelangelo Antonioni
    • Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock
    • Strangers on a Train by Alfred Hitchcock
    • Fanny and Alexander by Ingmar Bergman
    • 8 and a Half by Federico Fellini
  • I am BlerdNation because...

    I am helplessly black; I am helplessly curious. I love philosophy, theology, literature and social theory. And, I love espresso.

  • Who is your blerd role model? Why?

    Miles Davis: He kept moving, pushing, and searching. Sound was a science to him. He also had style.

  • How do you stay connected to other blerds?

    Facebook, Tumblr, Soundcloud, Skype

  • What’s your most awkward blerd moment?

    Everyday

  • What’s your favorite word/phrase?

    "I don't know..."

  • What are your goals/passions?

    To research, write, compose.

  • What are you listening to, watching, or reading that impacts you or that is giving you a different perspective?

    I am currently listening to Ray Lema, Laura Mvula, enid zé, Caetano Veloso. I am currently reading Hannah Arendt's The Promise of Politics, a biography on William James and Alain Badious' translation/paraphrase of Plato's Republic.

  • Are there any famous, or not-so-famous, people that you think would be a great addition to BlerdNation?

    Teju Cole. Zadie Smith. Petina Gappah.

  • What advice would you give to other blerds?

    Don't retreat. Don't be afraid. Be curious. It gets better.

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