Dr Lwazi Lushaba has had his name all over the #Fallist debate and today I read an open letter he penned to his Department Head.
In the afternoon of the 24th August 2016, the HoD of Politics at UCT addressed to me a letter, whose contents we shall in a moment discourse about. He opens the letter with the following salutation; Dear Lwazi. He could as well have written; Dear Dr. Lwazi Lushaba. It would not have made any difference. For, I cannot say with certainty what I, in his modern imaginary, represent. Accordingly, I have permitted myself the liberty of leading him to the abyss wherein dwells the shattered fragments of my being so he may recognise me for what and who I am. I am of those whose skin colour makes them objects of scorn and disregard. I am one with the black children of Masiphumelele, Imizamo Yethu, Gugulethu, and other black slums who with their tender bare black bodies play all day long in stagnant pools of discarded bathing water, urine, menstrual blood, vomit of drunken black souls, and perhaps discharge from a backyard abortion performed on a body too young to bear life. I am one with those in this country who grow up certain that success is destined to elude them because they are black. For us it remains dark even though the day should have started.
It is a heavy letter and it touches on an entire PhD worth of themes but it’s a worthwhile read because it summarises cogently the state of the races across institutions such as universities and the work place. Please bookmark it and read it when you get the chance to.
After three weeks of having school closed and hearing against and for free and decolonised education, this morning I just woke up exhausted and needing to take a breather from all of it.
I am off to take care of myself because today I cannot.
The situation at the University of Cape Town (UCT) that the Fallists (Fees Must Fall) are fighting for – inclusive and free education for all.
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Some beautiful pics I have taken recently ….
Some fabric to make a traditional dress
Some lunch for me …
Pasta, some veg and a bit of fish …
The revolution was run by women … #feesmustfall
It’s so sad to say goodbye …. ❤
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- Linguistically this is why Mama and Baba (Mother and Father in Kiswahili) is almost universal?
- On the returns to tertiary education in South Africa. Also this.
- Some people really have a great calling on their lives!!
- Beautiful pictures of African kids and their creative hairstyles.
- My Pastor was on to something when he spoke about how the child’s environment in the womb is very important! (Video)
- Funny how some product adverts go so left that at the end you have to think back to what they could have been advertising. This video is a case in point.
- What a gem this video is, dismissive of North Korea but normal against Queen Elizabeth’s birthday and other Royal celebrations.
- Would you know how to pronounce this town’s name, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio-gogogoch? Watch how to here.
- Some people are really leading interesting lives and following some lovely passions they personally have, watch.
- This is what contact lenses looked like 67 years ago!! Jeez!!
- Quick and easy couscous salad
A friend is getting married today, shout outs and best wishes.
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