Patrick Mbeko: “the lion, not the hunter, becomes the hunt’s storyteller”.

“Until lions produce their own historians the story of the hunt will glorify only the hunter.” African proverb I initially came across this proverb in the 1990s, while reading the book titled “Rwanda 1994: Colonialism dies hard” of the Canadian writer Robin Philpot. It depicts a narrative of the Rwandan genocide of 1994 widely differentContinue reading “Patrick Mbeko: “the lion, not the hunter, becomes the hunt’s storyteller”.”

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Looking for Transwonderland

A new travel book by Noo Saro-Wiwa “Noo Saro-Wiwa was brought up in England, but every summer she was dragged back to Nigeria – a country she viewed as an annoying parallel universe where she had to relinquish all her creature comforts and sense of individuality. After her father, activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, was killed there,Continue reading “Looking for Transwonderland”

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African Awakening [the emerging revolutions] deliberately ignored by Western media

I recently finished reading George Orwell classic, ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’. There is a section in the book where O’Brian, the Party officer, is supervising the torture of Winston, the dissident. While inflicting pain to his victim, the perpetrator explains to the prisoner the motives and context of what he is doing to him. ‘We control life,Continue reading “African Awakening [the emerging revolutions] deliberately ignored by Western media”

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A deficit of logic in the Great Lakes of Africa

This is the title of a completly new and different look of an upcoming narrative on an African region which has not yet stopped from being talked and written about since the 1990s, such significant and telling of human cruelty are events which continue to be witnessed there. Francis Xavier Ndagabanye Muhoozi, author of theContinue reading “A deficit of logic in the Great Lakes of Africa”

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