Friday, April 27, 2012

Interview transcripts upcoming; I Have a Dream Nigeria article


I'm sorry I was not here yesterday. There was so so much to do offline.

I'm so excited! I finally grabbed two interviews with two different homeless mothers (both of them with two children :) ) this morning, and I'll provide transcripts (largely in English, but in pidgin and Yoruba when English does not convey the meaning appropriately) over the weekend.

In the interim, I came across this nice article (I Have a Dream Nigeria) by Opemipo Adebanjo where she passionately asserts that there is yet hope for Nigeria... See excerpts below:

"We refuse to believe that the bank of good governance is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this cheque — a cheque that will give us, upon demand, the riches of good governance through which our great nation will rise again.


I have also come to remind Nigeria of the urgency of now. This is neither a time to engage in the luxury of cooling off, nor to take the tranquilizing drug of complacency. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of corruption and bad governance to the sunlit path of a new Nigeria. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of incompetent leaders to the solid rock of responsible and accountable leadership."

Follow the link to read the full article.

Catch ya soon!

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