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The days we used to eat

Post Views = 1294I remember those days we used to eat like the whole world depended on it to revolve. Days when food was the centre of our lives. Stomachs ruled us and we worked hard to make them empty. Food was bounty because we worked hard in our shambas to get the crop for our families. We were hardworking, …

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How do you use your social media platforms?

Post Views = 1015In this generation of constant transformation and hi-tech advancement, the youth are also not being tails that wag behind. We have fully embraced these platforms that have made the world be nothing but a global village. However, in as much as we would want to use these tools, do we remember that technology is in itself a …

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9 year old on Facebook

Post Views = 1132Child trafficking on Facebook I just discovered that my 9 year old daughter is strongly massaging the interwebs like a pro. Not only that, she is right on Facebook, just like all of us. She is living large on social media since her mother introduced her to Skype. I knew this because in one of those Facebook …

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Pan-Africanism of the New Day

Post Views = 1104I am waking up to this discussion belatedly; but hopefully not overly late. Neo-liberalism, globalization, ‘feminism’, capitalism, free-market-ism, ‘human-right-ism’, self-determinism etc from where I sit bear a distinct commonness – they are post-colonial discourses chiefly emanating from cross-cultural contact and cross cultural consciousness. A contact that is obviously ‘unforgiving’ to ‘primal’ ideology, and to the African worldview. …

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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Post Views = 950Today you may want to borrow a low stool in order to read this. We don’t want you sneezing off your high chair, those that exist in bars. Things at one time become hard to swallow, even the simplest of them. The intricate stuff is treated with uncertainty and fear because who wants to run into a …

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Let’s burn the schools

Post Views = 2858I sit pensively, thinking about our kids in schools. Mine included. Kids who have been sent to school to acquire decent education, become knowledgeable and have something to look up to in the future. Kids that we invest much resources in so that they can be the Einsteins of tomorrow. Kids in whom we have much hope, …

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