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The Mission

“When the missionaries arrived the Africans had the land and the missionaries had the bible. They taught us to pray with our eyes closed. When we opened them they had the land and we had the bible.” – Jomo Kenyatta


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  1. This is funny on so many levels. Thanks for sharing this piece – short yet deep. Here’s a toast to Religion!

    1. Lol very true on so many levels too.

  2. Reminds me of David Diop’s poem, The Vulture –

    ‘In those days, when civilisation kicked us in the face
    And holy water, slapped our cringing brows…

    Africans need to open their eyes…we have been asleep for too long…

      1. super lines that fit today in the Indian context
        The land grabbers had taken over the temple lands fro Times of India Chennai dated 22nd Aug 2015

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