Amy Biehl ...
Posted By: PatriotWarrior In Response To: Re: Truth & Reconcilliation (rasi)
Date: Sunday, 12 December 2004, at 2:02 a.m.
In Response To: Re: Truth & Reconcilliation (rasi)
I therefore find it fitting to say: Amy Biehl was definitely a bright soul, an individual exception, and it is such honest souls -- (with a caring desire to really help) -- that we Afrikans like and need to be in contact with, and not those who go to patronize or (only) to “holiday” in Afrika … those who may walk by planting their nose up in the clean air of Afrika, and then curse Afrika … People that really care about Afrika mostly already know Afrika: through human empathy and human feeling; they would not necessarily need to have been in Afrika before; they would just already know Afrika! They would not normally underestimate or abnormally overestimate the risks involved in going to do good in Afrika, as Afrika is a continent with both a smile and a scorn, looted but still rich, with both a mask and a humane face. Afrika is always there but alone. Afrika is black but invisible. Afrika has few friends. Afrika is resilient but still sick! Afrika writhes in pain, yet has blood in its veins. Afrika is both lazy and strong, and still grapples in vain. Afrika is alive but still strives. Afrika laughs but can be mad. Afrika needs healing! Afrika has no race and should not be sad. Afrika has feeling. Afrika is a sleeping lion or a waking cub! Afrika has been tamed ... Of course Afrika can be dangerous and so, just as Amy most definitely knew such dangers, I guess her motherly will to help was more powerful and won her over to Afrika … May her soul rest in peace! … Afrika should be ashamed!!!
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