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The bonds forged by common experience are thicker than those that result from genetic accidents. This is a saying people always get wrong. They use "blood is thicker than water" to imply the purity of family above all else. The original saying came from war time where the soldiers committed to fighting for one another as they were bound by a common cause, by blood, not amniotic fluid (womb water). #writersnetwork #mirakee #pod #TalesfromAfrosavanna #facts #writer Follow @ojukwu on @mirakeeapp #mirakee #poems #poetry #writersnetwork #quotes #quote #writersofinstagram #stories #ttt #quoteoftheday #writersofig #writersofmirakee #wordporn #writing #writer
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"Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend." - Bruce Lee #Collab Challenge #YourQuoteAndMine Collaborating with YourQuote Baba #yqbaba #yqdidi #talesfromafrosavanna #photography #poetry Follow my writings on @yourquoteapp #yourquote #quote #stories #qotd #quoteoftheday #wordporn #quotestagram #wordswag #wordsofwisdom #inspirationalquotes #writeaway #thoughts #poetry #instawriters #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writersofindia #igwriters #igwritersclub
However, Zeus help you if you find the wrong one. She'll burn you instead... . . . #Poetry #photography #writersblock #wordsofwisdom #word #vsco #lo #lovequotes #wife #wifey #TalesfromAfrosavanna #nairobikenya
Tribalism. The biggest African problem of all African problems. From the Igbo and Yoruba of Nigeria, to the Luo and Kikuyu of Kenya and not to forget the Xhosa and Zulu of South Africa, to name but a few. Do not get me started on the Hutu and Tutsi of Rwanda, 1994 is there for all to see. For a long time, African elections have been nothing but a tribal census. Save for overthrowing governments, the only way to gain power in the second largest continent has been through tribal alignments. In simple terms, the president is the tribal kingpin with the most subjects. Since the white man left, hardly has the indipendent African voted for the guy with the best agenda. The Swahili call it "mtu wetu" the Luo say "od wadu" while the Kikuyu scream "modo wa nyuba". Our person. Though he be as corrupt as Roman tax collectors or as insane as the North Korean monarchy, he is still our person. We stand by him. Always. This line of thought started the Rwandese genocide. It was responsible for the post election violence in my country, Kenya, a decade ago. It has began all the civil war that CNN so religiously reports. Yet we never seem to learn, ever. Time we styled up. If at all it helps, know that we borrowed the most beautiful continent from our kids. We owe it to them that they may grow up in sanity, not adapt to our insanity. I rise to challenge the status quo, just like Thomas Sankara before me. Africa has been dark for too long. If we gonna bring any light, it's got to come from within. From our selves. Begin by shunning tribalism. For like Luther, I have a dream that one day, I will not be judged by my surname, but by the content of my cranium. #beat #yqbaba #TalesfromAfrosavanna #poetry #photography Follow my writings on @YourQuote.in #yourquote #quote #stories #qotd #quoteoftheday #wordporn #quotestagram #wordswag #wordsofwisdom #inspirationalquotes #writeaway #thoughts #poetry #instawriters #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writersofindia #igwriters #igwritersclub
I do have a life too, it's just full of insane people...like me. #love #insanity #YQbaba #Open #TalesfromAfrosavanna #Poetry #Photography Follow my writings on https://www.yourquote.in/caojukwu #yourquote
Live your life the best way you know how, when you still can... Photo stolen from @gichana_haggray . . . #poetry #Photography #lifequotes #love #TalesfromAfrosavanna #writersodinstagram #ojukwu