SIR: As we say in Igboland when an extraordinary person dies, the iroko has fallen. I feel a sense of personal loss because Prof. Chinua Achebe was not only from my state, Anambra, but was also one of my heroes and role models right from my days at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), where he taught until the road accident that made him to relocate to the USA, where there are better facilities to enable him to continue to work.
I think in order to discuss Wole Soyinkaâ€™s speech, (whether I am really qualified and intellectual enough to do this is another question, but I will try nevertheless) as above, it is necessary to understand what Cultural Relativism implies. The first use of the term, â€œCultural Relativismâ€ was around 1924 when Alan Locke described Robert […]
â€œWhen people cherish some set of values and do not feel any threat to them, they experience well-being. When they cherish values but do feel them to be threatened, they experience a crisis â€“ either as a personal trouble or as a public issue.â€ – C. Wright Mills Related
President Barack Obama embarked on his second African journey two weeks ago because of bitter criticism at home as well as from Africa for having no policy on Africa at all. His attitude to Africa has been characterised by benign neglect which resonates with that of earlier presidents, except of course, Bill Clinton and George […]