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David Elikwu

60: The Sum of our Parts ๐Ÿงฉ

No one human knows how to make a pencil from scratch despite it seeming like a fundamentally basic thing - something every child can use. To construct something as simple as a pencil takes mining graphite, cutting wood, shaping metal, and figuring out whatever modern erasers are made out of....

David Elikwu

59: Greener Grass

The Sword of Damocles has become synonymous with imminent danger and the threat of sudden calamity - but thatโ€™s only half the story, and perhaps the wrong half to focus on. If youโ€™ve never heard of Damocles before, youโ€™re in for a treat! The story of Damocles...

David Elikwu

58: Schools for Africans

It took fifty miles of cycling and the best part of a thousand pounds to reach Senegal. I rode with school friends to raise the money. The proceeds bought me passage across the Atlantic. The bike ride was from Cambridge to London, more miles than Iโ€™d ever pedalled in...

David Elikwu

57: The Power of Impostors ๐Ÿ‘ป

What the heck is an impostor anyway? Someone who is not supposed to be there. An impersonator. A copycat. A covert intelligence gatherer. Uninformed. Uninitiated. Uninvited. Maybe thatโ€™s you. Itโ€™s definitely meโ€”but maybe thereโ€™s power in that. The ones who are different I am not supposed...

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