Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Discovering Majimboism

In Banyala, a major dialect of Luhya, we have a saying ifula yabola ingeke which translates to "the tilapia warned the Nile perch". The general sentiment of this proverb is that even the little people can teach something to their elders. This little tilapia has been utterly confused by some of the terminology and violent opposition to seemingly harmless ideas expressed in articles here on kenyaImagine. So like any good little fish, I had to do some digging. I wanted to uncover the truth about Majimboism and why some Kenyans were for it while others were against it. Hopefully, by informing myself I can inform others in the same position who want to participate in the debates but find some of the history difficult to follow.

Read more from Nanjala Nyabola here.