Reflections from The Mountain with Shabaka Men of Afrika

In the next upcoming days I will be sharing some deeply personal reflections and notes from The Men on the Mountain Sessions which I attended recently with Dr Baba Buntu’s Shabaka Men of Afrika. Of course it is worth mentioning that I cannot divulge too much of what other brothers said about themselves and whatContinue reading “Reflections from The Mountain with Shabaka Men of Afrika”

the idea of the idea

“If we are to understand the future of a people, we must appreciate its past. For the way of life of a people in any time and place is built out of past customs adapted to present circumstances and needs. This way of life is what anthropologists call ‘culture’. As anthropologists use the term, allContinue reading “the idea of the idea”

New Myths Needed

I just love the first song that they have chosen to begin with during the break of this Conversation, its title, “One Day Suffer Go Finish‘, says it all. Part of Discussion: ‘The distance between how things are and how things should be in Zimbabwe” – ( Man from Chitungwiza)  Having followed the Chimurenga andContinue reading “New Myths Needed”

Truth Will Free We All, Including Our Leaders

Freeing ourselves from psychological slavery is a daily task. Firstly we have to know how we are victims of this slavery, secondly we have to see ourselves as the primary agents of our own emancipation. The next step in my opinion, is we have to continually educate ourselves, our families and communities regarding our history,Continue reading “Truth Will Free We All, Including Our Leaders”

Visions From The House of Plenty

The country I now live in is undergoing a precarious transition. I come from a country that is still struggling to figure out whether its own celebrated democratic transition was worth it all or it is really a shambolic mess. I belong to a country without a name. Although many of we who espouse theContinue reading “Visions From The House of Plenty”

Afrika Matters

President of the AU Alpha Conde, European Council President Donald Tusk (L) and President of the EU Jean-Claude Juncker. Reuters/Luc Gnago Frank Mattheis, University of Pretoria and John Kotsopoulos, University of Pretoria African and European heads of government gathered last week in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, for their 5th summit since 2000. For the first time,Continue reading “Afrika Matters”

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