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Simple things done well


Getting Off The Comfort Zone

100 m from where I live there is, for lack of a better word a shanty estate. A strip of informal structures lined up on the bank of an over polluted river stream. For the past six years that I’ve lived in the neighborhood, not in a single day have I set foot in shanty ...


The Danger of A Single Story Philosophy

In 2009, award wining Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gave a TED talk titled “The Danger of A Single Story”. Her deliberation was on the misrepresentation of Africa by telling one side of a story, the story of civil strife, death and destruction that leads to stereotypes.   Immediately after the TED talk I watched ...