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“The privilege of a higher education, especially outside Africa, broadened my original horizon and encouraged me to focus on the environment, women and development in order to improve the quality of life of people in my country in particular and in the African region in general.”
“GNU, n. An animal of South Africa, which in its domesticated state resembles a horse, a buffalo and a stag. In its wild condition it is something like a thunderbolt, an earthquake and a cyclone.
A hunter from Kew caught a distant view Of a peacefully meditative gnu, And he said: "I'll pursue, and my hands imbrue In its blood at a closer interview." But that beast did ensue and the hunter it threw O'er the top of a palm that adjacent grew; And he said as he flew: "It is well I withdrew Ere, losing my temper, I wickedly slew That really meritorious gnu." --Jarn Leffer”
“My parents were born in Africa [and] can speak Swahili, and that's how they communicate with each other when they don't want my brother or me to know what they are talking about! Let me put it this way, if you want to be treated as an individual you must treat others as individuals... This is the strength of our diverse cultures - understanding them and embracing them.”
“We can be unified building houses together, drilling water wells in Africa together, doing something with an AIDS clinic in Africa. I think that's more powerful unity than saying, ?We got you to sing with an instrument or lay down your instruments.' It's not an either-or. It's got to be a both-and.”