I sat in the corner of the minibus waiting for it to fill up. It was after 2pm and the sun was blazing. I was dying to get home and just shed off my clothes and cool down. Then an overweight woman came in, with sweat gushing out of her poles and wetting her skin. She chose the seat right next to me squeezing me further into the corner. I was wearing a sleeveless top so our skins were touching and all I could think about was “Oh God! please don’t let me get Ebola!” Continue reading
Independence Day has come and gone and it brought with it the usual debates of economic freedom and such. Such arguments bore me because that’s all they are. I had the opportunity to experience a new pleasure, the formal discussion of ideas. Eleanor Roosevelt said “Simple minds discuss people. Average minds discuss events. Great minds discuss ideas.” I attended TEDxLusaka which is an event at which ideas are shared. It was the first time I had ever attended anything of this nature and I was a bit apprehensive of how it would turn out. I was hoping I wouldn’t be bored or worse, completely out of place. I shouldn’t have worried because the crowd was sprinkled with a few familiar faces and the speakers were far from boring.