I recently stumbled across these articles from two of our brothers and wondered if there was any truth to them. Read at your own dis/comfort.
The article below was written by a certain Pa Fru Ndeh in response to Mishe Fon.
Mishe Fon is making a WONDERFUL point, albeit juxtaposing the point
in his comical prose, which has become a hallmark of his writing style.
Lest the real message/point gets lost, he is saying we are partying too much.
This is TRUE. Very TRUE. In fact, the New York Times I think ran a recent
article on a Ghanaian Cry-Die or so. This tendency to party must be decried.
I have made this point starting right in my own family circles, and have said
so repeatedly on these internet chat forums as well. Just maybe I haven’t
“horned” it down enough. One of those very, very, rare instances too, that
I have seen eye-to-eye with Dr. Emmanuel Konde, who has also stressed on
Our African Culture is purely centred around partying! It is unfortunate.
Why do many aspects of our “culture” centre around eating, drinking & dancing?
Are we forever revelers who are given to epicurean tendencies?
Does our culture forbid us from thinking, from designing bridges, from
writing computer Java/C++ programs, from performing heart surgeories,
from discovering medication, from improving engines, from designing aircrafts,
building airports, etc….
The number of parties or meetings that take place on weekends in places
where Africans are concentrated such as the Washington D.C. Metro Area,
Dallas/Houston – Texas, New York City is astounding. The same ROUTINE
topics are discussed and argued upon year in year out, without any long
lasting solution and without the people adhering to agreements they reach.
When we call meetings of a PROFESSIONAL nature, few if any are drawn to
such a meeting. Our PROFESSIONALS here DO NOT liaise with those at home.
Not at all. But why do the Tribal groups liase with those at home? Could it
be that, we as Africans are still inherently tribalistic, and have not from a
professional perspective, recognized the need & importance of state institutions?
When we call meetings where there is eating, drinking, dancing & prancing,
many more of us flock there. …..
Are we Cameroonians/Africans just plain brain LAZY? What is the issue?
Blessed Be Cameroon
Pa Fru Ndeh
Hmm!… I will get back to you on this.
WHAT’S YOUR TAKE?