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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Keith Harmon Snow, from his preface to Patrick Mbeko book “Canada in the wars in Central Africa.”

In the late spring of 1991 I crossed Uganda on a mountain bicycle and slipped into the eastern Congo, then known as Zaire. I was not interested in politics then, knew nothing about race relations or imperialism and, certainly, nothing about genocide. Africa was an adventure to find and experience life among-st tribal cultures and wildlife I’dContinue reading “Keith Harmon Snow, from his preface to Patrick Mbeko book “Canada in the wars in Central Africa.””

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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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