Thursday, April 03, 2008

Pause For Thought. Then Anger.

A white woman said to me, "Africa is a hell hole. It is the most fucked up continent. The things that happen here are beyond belief. The waste. The pointless extravagance. If there were mental institutions, you would all be in them. I can't wait to get out of here."

This woman was my friend.

7 comments:

modoathii said...

a b***h-slap right across the face!

can i pay for her ticket?

mkha said...

Comments like these used to make me angry...but that was because I was madly (and am) in love with her (Africa) I was not ready to hear about her flaws, especially from outsiders.

the said...

we a flawed yes. but that was below the belt. its a good thing she is referred to in the sense of past.

The 27th Comrade said...

And is she still your friend?

gayuganda said...

Hey,

just pity her.

Life is not only the bright lights. It is so many things but the bright lights. She is unhappy because she is not home. For us it is home, and sweet.

Pity her, because with that attitude she will never be able to understand us, and yu and Africa.

Just pity her, and try to look beyond her failings.

gugp

Mudamuli Ntikita Ntikita said...

Extravagance? Does she know the meaning of the word? Who is more extravagant than...Has she been to the...of A?

With our beautiful climate and she says we are the most fucked up continent? Has she been to...and all the cold?

Mental institutions? What would she say of the….in….? It is the things that happen THERE that are beyond belief.

Chayil said...

If you stop to think about it for a sec, she was spot on... we do have destructive habits.. take for example the reckless parteying, people in Ug partey every day of the week, and spend loads money on alcohol, pork, women, clubs, cabs, etc...all which we call "living life" we borrow like a problem, and the banks know this coz they are even giving us wedding loans, car loans, furniture loans etc... the corruption, etc.. not to say it isnt else where but we've learned to live with a condoned silence... there are many beautiful sides to this continent but hey, we have been the biggest cause to majority of our problems.. and thats why some people like your friend are bound to be disappointed or rather disgusted...

I think it is a comment one takes with a genuine and reflective honesty...