Two men beside me are talking very loudly, but I don’t understand what they’re saying. Not even enough to know if they’re talking about me. Another man has joined. They are definitely not talking about me – at least not now. They seem not even to notice my presence. Am I a ghost, a mere shadow of my former self?
The idiot was standing there with my wallet in his hand, and this look on his face like he’d just captured some thief, and was about to call the police. Why do you suppose these things always happen to me?
In 1955, he became the first African-American male dancer to become a permanent member of a major ballet company, in his case, the School of American Ballet. In 1969, Arthur Mitchell co-founded the Dance Theatre of Harlem.
Paul Boakye goes in search of an extreme sports fanatic and finds Sébastien Foucan is a guru in training.
The term “ESN” was a popular label given to black children, particularly boys, and those new to British schools. As low expectations lead to low achievements, this ‘self-fulfilling prophecy’ may well have become fact had it not been for my mother’s tenacity, regular elocution lessons, and private tuition from a band of strict Catholic nuns.
It can’t be much fun sharing your name with a famous dead rock star. Nick Drake is a poet, playwright and novelist.