"But being right, even morally right, isn't everything. It is also important to be competent, to be consistent, and to be knowledgeable. It's important for your soldiers and diplomats to speak the language of the people you want to influence. It's important to understand the ethnic and tribal divisions of the place you hope to assist."
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Poet of the Week from Zambia: Gwendoline Konie
Poet of the Week from Zambia: Gwendoline KonieSome of my favorite poetry books:
The following is from the article Dr Kenneth D. Kaunda wrote on his blog after Gwendoline's funeral service.
"Gwen, my dear Sister, you were part of this wonderful revolution. You were part of this fight against British colonialism in Zambia. Yes, you were part of this great revolution against colonialism in Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and in the fight against racism and apartheid in South Africa. Rest ye well, beloved Sister."