Author's Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

Presentation at the South Sudan Youth of Canada 2018 conference
Topic: The Effect of Tribalism on leadership, Institutional development and Coexistence 
Where: Paul Byrne Hall, Grant Macewan University
Date: July 28, 218
Time: 8 am - 6 pm
To attend the event click HERE or HERE

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PREVIOUS EVENTS

BOOK READING AND PRESENTATION
PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
VENUE: Herb Graham Recreation Centre 
8 Ashbury Crescent, Mirrabooka
DATE: JANUARY 19TH


TIME: 5.00 pm - 10.00 am

Book Launch: South Sudan: The Dying Optimist in Me (Political Essays-2004-2013)
Venue: Victoria University Conference Centre - Melbourne, Australia
Date: December 30, 2017 
Time3.30  pm - 6.30 pm

Book LaunchSouth Sudan: The Dying Optimist in Me (Political Essays-2004-2013)
VenueGenesis Centre Multi-Purpose Room
DateDecember 15, 2017

Time6.30 pm - 8.30 pm

RACISM, SOCIAL INCLUSION & EXCLUSION

When: July 22, 2017 (3.00 pm - 6.00 pm)
Venue: Genesis Centre (Multipurpose Room A)
Address7555 Falconridge Blvd NE, Calgary, AB.


Book Reading & Presentation
June 15, 2017, 6.0 pm0 - 8.00 pm
Idylwylde (Bonnie Doon): 8310 88 Avenue   
Edmonton AB T6C 1L1





















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ON CULTURAL IDENTITY & BELONGING

Dear Melbournians, the South Sudanese people to be precise. Do you think we have seen it all? Do you think we have seen that: I mean in the aftermath of yesteryears, in regard to our culture and the notions around identity and belonging? Do you think we have seen the true reaping of what we sowed years ago? Do you really think so? After all, did we really sow anything like seeds and that there’s something to be reaped? Did we really live it out well to be seen today?

I am sorry to have bothered you, my potential readers, with questions regarding our social, economic, and political location in our host society: Australia. I think we have not seen it all and as a whole: The idea that people are bound by certain values and beliefs of significance to them. This requires cooperation and role-specific obligations on the roles of every man and woman across a given people and their society.

TOLERANCE & INCLUSION


While it is possible for us to racially discriminate or judge people we know, the chances of judging people we know diminish significantly the more we know them. An easy example of the importance of understanding others is the attitude people develop when they want to harm others or when they want to deny them something valuable. Essentially, before you fight someone, you insult them. Insults are attempts at diminishing the value of people, an attempt at estranging them, as Toni Morrison argued in The Origin of Others. It is easy to discriminate against strangers or make others strangers or dehumanized in order to discriminate against them.

Transformational Leadership, Inclusive Institutions and Service Provision

Leadership, given what is happening now in South Sudan, and generally in Africa, fascinates me. And it fascinates me not in a good way but because of the sociopolitical and socioeconomic ills facing the African continent and most of the so-called 'Third World.' To me, South Sudan, now, is a classic case.

Rebellion by disaffected politico-military leaders and repression by the government of South Sudan in Juba have stunted institutional development and leadership growth. This has made service provision almost irrelevant as political survival has taken primacy and supremacy. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

‘Black’ as an Identity Oversimplification and Mockery

Black as a universalized cultural identity of the African Person (AP)* is a residual effect of slave and colonial mentality; a racial/race paradigm. It is a malady I call, conservatively speaking, stuck-in-the-past syndrome of color constraints. Black could be an on-the-street ‘social identifier’ of race figures not a meaningful phenomenon of deep cultural identification on a universal scale.