Timeless wisdom from Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran. Written and first published in 1925 in Arabic. Also translated as “The New Deal”. Questions to consider on democracy, life, change, influence. Reading and adaption by Jemila Abdulai.
Dear Fellow African, The hour is nigh, and the trumpet has sounded. After months of dilly-dallying, the levees have broken and Senegal, as we know it, is at a crossroads. It could also very well be the cradle of an African Re-Awakening. Call it the “Africa Spring”, a “Renaissance” or a “Revolution”, it is here. …
Nor say of anything, “I shall be sure to do so and so tomorrow,” without adding, so please Allah!” And call thy Lord to mind when thou forgetest, and say, “I hope that my Lord will guide me ever closer (even) than this to the right road.” – Surah 18: 23, Al-Khaf (The Cave) This …