My dear friends,
I have not posted here for a while now and I want to send you my sincere apology. I have been working on a more serious blog – not that I don’t take the business of humor writing seriously. Last week a launched The African Record, a blog dedicated entirely to discussing issues of the African continent.
I started the African Record because I realized that I couldn’t just complain about the defamation of Africa by ill-informed foreign journalists and the so-called experts, who parachute into Africa and claim to know all about the continent in two weeks. Having been trained with them, and even graduated above them in American colleges, I finally gathered the guts to say that I’m an authority on African issues.
Unlike them, though, I do not claim to know it all. The African Record invites Africans from everywhere to look at the issues I tackle and even correct me where I Handyortung err. To paraphrase Albert Einstein, education is supposed to make you realize that you don’t know shit. That is an attitude I wish those “civilized” those who what to decide the destiny of Africans would embrace.
Those familiar with my work will know that even when I write seriously, I try to inject a fair amount of humor, so you will get laughs at the African Record. I just won’t be telling you about imaginary wives throwing shoes at me.
The African Record will publishing Monday-Friday, so once the storm calms, I will be able to come to Our Man in America on weekends.
Thank you very much. I sincerely appreciate the fact that you have come back here over an over again to get a laugh, and I hope you will become a fan of the African record.
With warm regards,
Edwin O. Okong’o
aka Our Man in America.