Who would have known, until now, that politics, tribalism, fear, other things, are bottles?
Say, for example, that tribalism is the biggest of them, how do we get out of it?
“Okay, listen... More > up,” says Fact, “you see that there?” he says, pointing to the glass wall, “that ain’t no ordinary glass. That there won’t crack. But that don’t mean we are in a prison. We can either remain here and decide this is our own small world with its boundaries – according to your myth; or we can lift it up one side of it and crawl out, and find out there’s no boundaries, according to fact.”
“But one of us has gotta hold it while the other crawls out,” says Fact, “and when he’s out he’s gotta hold it for the other to crawl out.”
“Say, who crawls out first?” asks Myth, “I ain’t lifting it if it is not me."
“Nor I,” says Fact.
That means our first proposition was wrong. Tribalism ain’t the greatest of them bottles. Fear is.
Fear of being left behind.
And every other fear you and I have ever known.< Less
Considering its fabric and the mood it was written in, the book is in two parts: Six chapters of fear and Six chapters of love. Partly an attack on bullying and partly an attack on the ills of... More > civilization, the first part is primarily concerned with bullying in high school; the rest is a general juvenile analogy of bullying – and other absurdities – of larger life.
Notice: This is not libelous material.< Less
Uhitaji na kushinikizwa na matamanio na matarajio ya watu wengine zinatubabaisha sisi wasanii, hadi tunafanya kazi zetu kwa kupapia tu, kindakindaki, bila kubobea, kimfano wa ghafla bin vuu; ovyo bin... More > ovyo – shaghlabaghla.
Nimelitunga shairi hili kwa utungu* mwingi mno; na baada ya kulitunga nikabaini kuwa nimeyataja ndani yake hayo maudhui niliyoyataja hapa juu. Pengine wewe ni msanii, pengine pia kazi yako waifanya hali umetishika, na njaa au kingine chochote kile, hadi inatokea ovyo. Basi hili shairi litakusaidia kutamani kuifanya kwa kilindi, na kujasirika kufanya hivyo, kukumbana na changamoto, liwe liwalo – kwa maana utamu wake kazi hii upo hapo, na hamna haja ya kuula utamu nusu. Ule wote, na uwatolee watu waule wote. Basi.
Amka. Usiwe mchoyo, lakini katu usikubali kushinikizwa na mtu yeyote.< Less