Collective Effort in Africa: A Paradox?

It is interesting to note that this post has been inspired by a random google search(at this ungodly hour…clock’s marching towards 2 a.m. as I write this) on the “difference between oxymorons and paradoxes”. Not to put too fine a point to it, an oxymoron is a paradox reduced to two words.

I took it further and found some interesting illustrations on paradoxes. Humorous,too, they are. Continue reading “Collective Effort in Africa: A Paradox?”

Of Kenyans And Our Peculiarity: Part 3

The more I ponder over this matter,the more I realize just how true and defining the word ‘peculiar’ is for Kenya and her people.

Mine is the second generation since independence. All we know about pre-independent Kenya is from classroom work. Our parents were born right around that once monumental time so even they learnt all about it,never much experienced it.

My generation,on matters Kenyan,is lethargic and almost apathetic. We have our justifications all intact. I have read books(truthfully,it was cramming in History class),on the freedom struggle and what not,more recently,watched Hilary Ng’weno’s ‘The Making Of A Nation’, a 7 hour,captivating recap of all that happened since Kenya was colonized,up until multi-partyism….to take that journey. In the end, I was angry and infuriated. You’d have to watch it to understand my sentiments. Continue reading “Of Kenyans And Our Peculiarity: Part 3”