Why Cultural Appropriation is Offensive and Potentially Harmful

There are written and unwritten laws and guidelines in all cultures that spell out what is culturally accepted or culturally appropriate. It’s almost impossible to live today without borrowing from other cultures, but how this borrowing takes place is very pertinent. People consider the misuse, misrepresentation, and unlawful use of their culture offensive because it can be detrimental and disrespectful to their values, traditions and beliefs and a threat or insult to their honour and dignity.

On the Buea Murder/Suicide Case: What Legal Action(s) to Take

When the brother of the girl who is alleged to have committed suicide (because of a cheating partner or a breakup) reached out to the public for financial assistance needed to cover the cost of taking the case to a court of law, it sparked a lot of reactions. Most of these reactions were lacking in empathy, and they seem to have little knowledge of how grief works and even less understanding of why some sense of justice

A Common Wealth, A Common Grief?

¹”If the Queen had apologized for slavery, colonialism and neocolonialism and urged the crown to offer reparation for the millions of lives taken in her/their names, then perhaps I would do the human thing and feel bad. As a Kenyan, I feel nothing. This theater is absurd.”   ²“My uncle was deaf. He was asked…


The importance of food to man cannot be overlooked. You don’t have to be a foodie to start worrying about the food on your table or the absence of certain foods. Food comes with its dilemmas; the absence or insufficiency of it poses a problem as well as the abundance of it. This explains why…


Traditional titles and their awards are usually marked by special rites which are usually accompanied by traditional dances and fanfare. In Nso land, it’s one of the moments that show the valour and superintendence of the palace over its subjects. HRH, the paramount Fon of Nso, Sehm Mbinglo I, recently recognized and bestowed on Witty…