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If you simply believe the narrative in media circles, you are likely to miss out on the key economic and social super-structure of African...
Ultimately, true education instills a discipline upon us that commands us to toil when we are tired, to persevere until the job is done; and for those of us who have reached the summit of scholastic achievement, to conceive of a job that, though it is yet to exist, necessitates doing.
Gregory Ellison, professor at Emory, says that too many African American male youth are "cut dead" from society. Mr. Ellison hopes that community organizing and actively seeing the humanity in all people will change this.
South African writer and Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer called him the "father of modern African literature" in 2007 when she was among the judges to award him the Man Booker International Prize in honour of his literary career. Things Fall Apart has been translated into more than 50 languages and focuses on the traditions of Igbo society and the clash between Western and traditional values.
The old adage that wisdom only comes with age may not be conducive to economic development in this new creative age.