Monday, May 13, 2013

Quote of the Week - Eugene Ohu


"Africa has more than one story. When we get to know it well and completely, we surprisingly discover a continent that is big, joyful, generous, enthusiastic and optimistic. It is today the darling of many foreign investors, and the world's superpowers are competing to lay first claim to it, not now as lords as in times past, but with a desire to be first to be regarded Africa's friends. So much has it grown in many facets, economy included, that it portends hope for many peoples.

A one-word Ibo proverb "Nkoli" loosely translates to "tell your own story". Harambee blog sets out to contribute local brush strokes to build the real story about Africa told by Africans themselves.

There is much hope Africa can offer the rest of the world; from its love of life and family, to the heroic examples of people who have withstood great odds with a smile on their lips, and great stories of innovation achieved with limited resources." --Eugene Ohu, a Nigerian freelance journalist

2 comments:

George Patsourakos said...

Africa is a continent that has been underrated, for the most part, by most Americans.

Americans tend to view Africa as the land of the slaves who were transported to the United States and other nations.

The fact is that Africa has much to offer the world, including its immense natural resources and its more recent productivity resulting from its industrialization.

Alice Linsley said...

You are right, George.