Link Gems

(Link Gems is a supposed-to-be weekly round-up of interesting articles and essays from around the web).


Kenyan whiteness is righteous rightness. Hyper-corrective toward non-whites, hyper-aware of its privileged status, hyper-willing to exercise its privilege and whip the natives into place.

This bill will discriminate against the poor! Na poor people go suffer! Na de poor people de argue for am pass. Ah ah. People wake up and smell the coffee or the roses if you prefer. It’s not about being for or against homosexuality it’s about equity and protection of human rights.

In Africa listening is a guiding principle. It’s a principle that’s been lost in the constant chatter of the Western world, where no one seems to have the time or even the desire to listen to anyone else.

(bless him, but some Africans, myself included, are too impatient for all the listening that we have to do)

As long as we keep rereading, however, we never have the ultimate version of a book. Whether we go back again and again to a classic (and the ability to hold up to rereading is how a book becomes a classic) or pick up an old favorite to see how it has fared or dig deep into the treasures of our youth, rereading is an experiment that is bound to change us, and to change our impressions of the books we read.


  1. Dr. Sahlberg, who was interviewed in the From Finland an intriguing School-Reform Model -article, was my math, chemistry and physics teacher during my two last years in high school! He was a very good teacher.


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