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 …

Does Democracy Require a Patriotic Education?

Narissa Allibhai Politics & Society 1 Comment

Democracy. What most states these days strive for. It is supposed to mean political equality of citizens and majority rule. How can this work in an individualistic culture where each is concerned with self-advancement, with a lack of regard for the greater good? And how can one even participate in an informed manner if basic education does not include understanding …

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 …