… but we don’t forget. Find a audio report here (Windows Media). Sorry you have to mis the introduction, but the man you will hear first is Peter Smerdon from World Food Program. Meanwhile I’ve arrived in Holland where terrorism and cultural integration same to be the most important news. Funny thing: whern I arrived at Schiphol Airport a few days ago, the first thing I saw was an advertising board in a Juice Bar with the text Mix Orange and Banana. Nothing special for most of the international clientele: a mixed fruit drink. But for Kenyans nowadays it means something else. After 15 years Kenyans are to vote for their new constitution in a referendum. If you vote ‘Yes’ , you are a banana and if you vote ‘No’, you are an orange. So the meaning of these fruits meant something different for me. I realised that we see our world through symbols with a ‘learned’ meaning. In Kenya these days, being Orange or Banana can mean the difference between wounded or not (check the Kenyan News for that). I asked myself: what does moslim mean in this world, in my countries headlines nowadays for a lot of people? And what do people think if you say you are American? Check out the Orange Website and of course The Banana Site
Could job rotation for world leaders work? Ever wondered how Africa would look if we
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?