5 Places to Visit in East Africa
There’s a myriad of exciting activities you can engulf yourself in on this tiny Zanzibari island - from exploring Vumawimbi beach and the Ngezi forest, to going snorkelling off Misali island. A must-visit if Zanzibar is on your vacation list.
Part of the Great Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha is a stunning and picturesque freshwater lake in Nakuru county, north west of Nairobi, that is home to a sizeable population of hippos, a variety of types of wildlife and over 400 different species of bird including the areas trademark pink flamingos. Natural wonders abound in this scenic
Eleven rock-hewn churches, each carved entirely out of a single block of granite with its roof at ground level, can be found in the sacred town of Lalibela in northern Ethiopia. With a predominantly Orthodox Christian population, Lalibela is one of Ethiopia’s holiest cities, second only to Aksum, and is a center of pilgrimage for much of the country.
Located on Kasubi hill, in Uganda’s capital city of Kampala, the Kasubi Tombs site is an active religious place in the Buganda Kingdom that is of great cultural significance to the Baganda. To them, the Kabaka is the “unquestioned symbol of spiritual, political, and social state of the Buganda nation.” As the burial ground for the previous four Kabakas (kings of the Kingdom of Buganda), the Kasubi Tombs is a site where the Kabaka and others in the Buganda hierarchy often carry out important centuries-old Ganda cultural rituals.
A painful place to visit, the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre is an incredibly important historical site for not just Rwandans, but for all of us as it stands as a reminder of the brutality that we humans can inflict on each other. Opened on the 10th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, in April 2004, and built on a site where over 250,000 genocide victims were buried in mass graves, the centre commemorates the Rwandan genocide that occurred in 1994.
P.S.: Before you travel anywhere, it is important to do your research on the place(s) you plan on visiting and make an informed decision on whether visiting there would be in your best interests, as well as that of the local community.
" ‘Animalocalypse’ is a narrative series that resembles an alternate universe where the roles of animals and humans are switched...As they progress from the first to the last, the message grows more suggestive to the viewer. Some paintings have a more light hearted mood, and all provoke a story.”
Anonymous asked: who do you think you are to go and tell another writer how you think they should write? what makes you think your thoughts are relevant or needed in any way? or do you seriously think that people should write to please you, a random person who thinks that they have the authority to teach someone else because you think you're superior
a little sad. a little funny. a lot of hypocrisy.
today this came across my dash. POST it’s a long commentary by @nayyirahwaheed regarding someone else’s work — in which she basically attacks the poet for stealing her style and makes all kinds of ownership (patriarchal in my opinion) claims to punctuation & gramar styles. her blog is very much “about” empowerment of women and minorities and she often posts scathing public commentary about people being condescending etc. I find all of this - especially the imitation and ownership bit - tiresome and somewhat offensive.
i made a joke about that. i think it is highly hypocritical of her to make such claims and also claim to be anit-patriarcy.
and i sent her a private message. and that might have been the end of it.
but then the anon’s started, followed by her reblog of my message. and her response.
one person sent me a message to say “let that be the end of it”
i could also say to that person? why are you here? why didn’t you follow your own advice and: “let that be the end of it.” did you send nayyirahwaheeda similar message - about going on and on about the person stealing her style? with multiple reblogs. that is how all this stated. i am just saying. no disrespect intended but? really?
hypocrisy on top of hypocrisy.
nayyirahwaheed opened up the floor by trying to control what someone else was writing and calling them a thief. that’s hypocrisy.
i did not criticize anyone’s creative product. i did not call anyone names. she was acting like an oppressive white male. i suggested she might like to sleep with them - it was a metaphoric, if not poetic, play on words —- sleeping with the enemy?? are we familiar with this? anyone?
i made a joke about it. that’s my style.
anything anyone is saying to me about this? they can turn around and say to themselves if they want to avoid more hypocrisy.
when you make a post, quoting someone else’s poetry and accusing them of being unoriginal and stealing from you - that’s pretty gross imho. i felt like stating that and i’m stating it again here.
this is, ,afterall, a free forum in which we can discuss our values about writing. sometimes it will be friendly and funnier than others.
sorry this was such dull drama. :)
thanks for sharing your opinion. you’re welcome to offer it here again in the future and anytime but… you know? everybody needs to worry most, I think, about themselves. also, i’d much prefer you went off anon and then we can have these discussions in private.
it’s interesting that in a post regarding the plagiarism of my work, where i used no derogatory phrases against the artist, you call this an attack. but, in a post you wrote in response to the matter, you suggested ‘i go sleep with some oppressive white men.’, and you consider that a joke. you are so focused on exposing what you feel is my hypocrisy, you do not see that your argument is simply a weak attempt to exercise self importance in a matter that does not concern you. you attacked me, with your vulgar comment, which you consider a joke. then you feel like you have a right, after that attack to send a message to my inbox to explain your perspective. and here you are making another post with my name tagged. you could have easily said all of this on your blog without tagging my name, but you want to keep inserting your ‘precious’ perspective about me, in spaces that include me. what you feel is such a dull drama was something created by you. you crossed a boundary and i let you know. i am not concerned about your sense of humor. or your take on art. or your views about who I am or what i do. you showed up here. looking to be offensive and using the guise of sarcasm and social media as a disguise for your disrespect. you were wrong. period.
Also… the idea that ownership is patriarchal and therefore people should not try to claim ownership is not being thought out properly here. Minorities (Women POC) have had many of their ideas stolen and used w/ permission for ages! That might be why it is so hard for people to accept that the poet in this situation has a right to her creative works. Because we have been normalized into claiming things on behalf of women and others for so long. If we lived in a Utopian Marxist society w/ no history of violence agaisnt certain groups then maybe the idea of ownership would be unneeded but we don’t and people have rights to what they put out. No matter who they are.
Girl’s are amazing
I think we broke the notes…
i feel like i’m reblogging history. “the post that broke the notes”
THERE ARE NO FUCKING NOTES
WE HAVE REACHED INFINITY
what the heLL
where is it