Excuse me, but Who are you calling a Third World Country?

Narissa Allibhai Politics & Society, Whimsical Whirlings 3 Comments

Dear First-World, American and western European countries are typical examples of what are commonly known as First World countries. Most African, Latin American and South Asian countries are commonly known as Third World countries. By what definition? By neoliberalist capitalist standards, perhaps. By whose definition? By the wealthy countries AKA the victors of past and ongoing conquests AKA the past …

On Corruption (3rd Place winner of My Corruption-Free Africa competition)

Narissa Allibhai Politics & Society 12 Comments

Look beyond corruption. What do you see? Why does corruption exist? Are all people who partake in corruption really evil? Let’s take a look at the stereotypical small-scale corruption scenario. Say I am a policeman and I take a bribe – why? I am not paid enough, and, well, everyone does it. Say I am a driver and I pay …

I am a product of Racism, Imperialism and Inequality; also Love, Culture and Dedication.

Narissa Allibhai Whimsical Whirlings 15 Comments

It hit me in the airport toilet that the lady cleaning the toilets probably never gets to fly out of the country. Neither, probably, does the security guard. Yet here I am on my way to fly to Ethiopia. I am a product of an extremely unequal society. My British accent jars me into realization that I am partly a …

People in the Margins

Narissa Allibhai Whimsical Whirlings 2 Comments

They scream. We hear not. They cry. We listen not. They demand equality. We ignore. People in the Margins deserve as much as those in the centre. They have much to teach as well as learn; their voices must be heard, their stories told. Only then can actors of various backgrounds come together to redraw the lines, create an inclusive …