Friday, May 20, 2011


Why the educated African stands alone

By Neema Ndunguru

The educated African is the privileged African. For through her education, she has gained knowledge. And knowledge, as we – the educated - know, is power. There she sits, in her position of power, perched on the pedestal of privilege, cushioned by the false sense of pride. From this pedestal she looks upon those who know not as much as she and expects recognition for her intellectual prowess.

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Chambi Chachage May 23, 2011 at 9:07 AM  

Prof. Ernest Wamba wrote:

But, the issue remains; what is the measure of the educated African? Does she know more than the Western tradition?
Is she not also ignorant of what could be called the african tradition? Besides, today, only organized knowledge is power.
We are no longer in the period of Francis Bacon.

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