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Postcards From Africa #15. Telling a New Story of Africa; Are You a Part of This Re-Birth?

Whole-woman-net-work-website-Logo2“It is impossible to talk about the single story without talking about power.

There is a word, an Igbo word, that I think about whenever I think about the power structures of the world, and it is “nkali.”

It’s a noun that loosely translates to “to be greater than another.”

Like our economic and political worlds, stories too are defined by the principle of nkali: How they are told, who tells them, when they’re told, how many stories are told, are really dependent on power. Power is the ability not just to tell the story of another person, but to make it the definitive story of that person.”

~Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 
(Excerpt from her TED talk, ‘The Danger of a single story’).

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Week 22| WWN Reflections: Advocacy on Sustainable, Accessible and Quality Healthcare for African Women.

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#RaisingANewGenerationofTransformationalLeaders.
#BridgingTheIntegrityGap  #OfficeofTheCitizen

NOTE: This post was inspired by the advocacy campaign, #OfficeofTheCitizen, initiated by Dr Oby Ezekwesili and championed by Enough is Enough (EiE), Nigeria.

“For us passionate to PUSH for EFFECTIVE DETERRENCE/SANCTIONS measures against Corruption, let’s ACTIVATE . ….It is TIME! As Citizens FIND their Voices — discussing, debating, disagreeing & agreeing — they gain CONFIDENCE to DEMAND ACTION. In Public Discourse the Awakened Citizens have to learn Civility, Civility & more Civility even when disagreeing.”
~Dr Oby Ezekwesili

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