And the winner is? – China. Winner take all is the title of the book published in June 2012 by the Zambian author and economist Dambisa Moyo. She has already written two other titles which became bestsellers: Dead Aid and How the West was lost.
“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”.”
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.””
Until lions produce their own historians, the story of the hunt will glorify only the hunter African proverb
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”