…that is what I want to show in this Blog. Recently I had a discussion with friends on this Blog: they thought I was to cynical. My response is always that cynical is a matter of style. Writing down things that happen to you or others in daily life has not to do do with being cynical. It is honest observation, that might be coloured because of personal circumstances and background. I observe the place I live,with other eyes than the native people who live here and who are used to all the insecurity, the corruption, the fact that they have to spend a month working on medicine (if you are a diabetes for example)…, the fact that they don’t have clean water, the fact that police is not your best friend, the fact that young girls have to skip school because they don’t have the money for hygienic measures during their period, the fact that you dont no how your future is gonna be when you are sixty (and old, for here). It has nothing to do with cynical but maybe, and that might be moralistic, it has to do with the fact that I would like other (“Western”) to see that this is the world these people on this continent live in and make them realise what it means, although none of ‘us Westerners’ will never ever experience this…
door Arjen Westra in Nairobi De Hagenaar Roeland Lelieveld (29) laat zien dat je met
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Shelly Githonga is a Kenyan writer. Last year, her screenplay was selected from the catalog of the Kenyan Scriptwriters Guilt, to be produced. Days before the movies premieres, we talk to her. Who is the writer and what moves her to write about a serious subject as mental health?
If my luck is bad
And his aim is straight
I will leave my life
On the killing field
You can see me die
On the nightly news
As you settle down
To your evening mealâ€¦.