Posts Tagged ‘#Africa’
Tony didn’t have much say in his life. That’s why, one day, a tall man with kind eyes, an “Amercan” accent and a matted beard was deposited at his house. Mike, his 26-year-old cousin was back from the land of the KFC and the KKK. And Tony’s mother was determined that her late sister’s son would quietly re-enter Nairobi life from her son’s home. It was expected that Mike would move out as soon as one of the job interviews set up by a few uncles and an older cousin panned out.
But it had now been eight months since Mike had set foot in Tony’s house.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of my favourite writers. I love listening to her talks on Africa, writing, Identity and various combination of all three. Here she talks about Europe in different lights from the distrustful airport authorities, former colonizers suffering from amnesia, misguided and presumptuous leaders and more.She is candid about her interactions with and thoughts on the European experience from colonial times to date.
What I enjoyed most about her speech is that while she was clearly angry at the words of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, she calmly picked apart his speech examining the truths and lies within. It is a very interesting and thought provoking speech. Watch it below.