CELEBRATIONS START: AFRICA IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Posted in africa, handmade January 18th, 2008 by piablog

Before I get on my self-indulgent week of celebrations, I implore you to ALL to head over to Beverly’s Afropolitan blog. This morning she has posted about a guy who has just filled my heart with hope, it is overflowing actually, and all because he created a windmill from backyard scraps! THIS is what I call handmade, what a champion – this guy is our future!! And he has not even half of the wealth of one of us. I am jumping out of my skin with excitement and inspiration and I just had to share it with you. Go and take a look at the video, post a comment, and while you are there, read the article called “Africans to Bono: ‘For God’s sake please stop!’” from The American. BRILLIANT article. IMISO!

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image courtesy of Bob Sherman.

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5 Comments

  1. Mary-Laure says

    Dear Pia, thank you SO MUCH for keeping Kenya on your blog and on everyone’s mind! To answer the question you left on my blog: yes, I spent my childhood and teenage years (until age 15) around the world, as my dad was a business man. I lived in countries that are too often in the news these days (Iran, Iraq, China) but it’s during my 2 years in Kenya that I was happiest by far! I too, love Berverly’s super smart blog. I’m planning a little tribute to Kenya on my blog in the days to come…
    (In a comment on my blog you said that next time you were on the Paris Metro you would look for Benjy; I hope you’ll also look for ME: email me next time you come to Paris and we’ll get together!!!)

    January 18th, 2008 | #

  2. lynne says

    Right On! to that article re/Bono and Co. Having grown up in Africa, I know its other, dynamic face and could go on and on about this (but won’t:)
    Thanks Pia!

    January 18th, 2008 | #

  3. Tammy says

    Thank you for this post! and, btw, your voice in the blogosphere is a wonderful addition.

    January 19th, 2008 | #

  4. Beve says

    Thanks for the love Pia! I really was inspired by William Kamkwamba as well. As we say in Africa, “He will go far”

    ~Beverly

    January 19th, 2008 | #

  5. designdna says

    excellent post and a lovely blog. i recognize my friend bob’s photography. i am on my way to check out these articles! i enjoyed my visit.

    January 21st, 2008 | #


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