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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SELF-ESTEEM AND DISCRIMINATION

As someone who grew up in war conditions and lived as a refugee for a long time, I'm sometimes considered by many people in the 'west' to be prone to (or have) low self-esteem, be poor or illiterate. Living as refugees or displaced persons, who depended on the good will of others put people in a situation where they don't think much about themselves. But that's not everyone though.

As I stood by our front desk at my place work talking about Race and Identity in relation to my book, Is 'Black' Really Beautiful?, the issue of why many African peoples in North America become so over-sensitive when racial issues come up! For many rational people, this owes its origin to slavery and racial segregation.

But one of my coworkers, a person of European descent, was surprised to realize that her 'black' friend, a very intelligent woman, easily becomes irritated by simple things she [friend] considers racist. The friend considers any mention of a watermelon racist; and complains a lot about 'white privilege.' This means that discrimination is considered something 'whites' don't face because of 'white privilege.' In any discussion between 'blacks' and 'whites', 'white privilege' issue comes up!