Franz Fanon

Frantz Fanon on Being Black

Frantz Fanon on Being Black “I am black; I am in total fusion with the world, in sympathetic affinity with the earth, losing my id in the heart of the cosmos — and the white man, however intelligent he may be, is incapable of understanding Louis Armstrong or songs from […]

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Professor Mogobe Ramose

“Thinking the Contemporary”, with Mogobe Ramose

“Thinking the Contemporary”, with Mogobe Ramose Mogobe Ramose Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Africa (UNISA), in Pretoria. He is a Philosopher and a leading figure introducing and debating African philosophy and the Ethics of Ubuntu. African philosophy is largely underexplored and widely unappreciated by the rest of […]

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You always learn a lot more when you lose than when you win.

Winning, Losing, Learning.

Winning, Losing, Learning. “You always learn a lot more when you lose than when you win.”   This probably isn’t an African proverb (as if “African” is an appropriate catch-all word for dozens of different cultures). This is age old wisdom understood by many cultures, perhaps every one. I like […]

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Focusing on the Wrong Problem

Focusing on the Wrong Problem

Focusing on the Wrong Problem “Because we focused on the snake, we missed the scorpion.” How true is this? How often do we end up focusing on the wrong problem. Or maybe not the wrong problem but focusing so much on one we miss another. Focus and concentration is good […]

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A Spirit of Tolerance

True Religion Is Tolerance

I am not at all religious, but I respect religion and religious people. Honestly, I find religion fascinating–what people believe and how their beliefs motivate their actions. That is part of what separates humans from animals. Humans are belief-motivated beings. Religious belief is one type of belief and like all […]

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Suns of Arqa

Suns of Arqa Origins: U.K., Jamaica, India, Middle East, pan-Africa Styles: Indian fusion, Middle Eastern fusion, reggae, dub, Indian vibes, chillout, world groove, Balkan fusion, funk, ambient-dark, psychedelic, folk, neo-folk, Celtic fusion Discography: Over 60 releases Full discography here. Web Site: www.sunsofarqa.co.uk Suns of Arqa are what many late 1960s […]

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