African woman, lawyer, teacher, poet and researcher. Singer of songs, writer of words, very occasional dancer of dances.  My research seeks new ways of interpreting the African experience within international law to ensure optimum and effective protection for the voiceless, the unseen and the forgotten. My blog is dedicated to my academic and not-so academic thoughts about Africa, her people and her interactions. I am committed to tangential and oblique discussions.



‘Africa is an eternal thought in the mind of God.

If there were no Africa, I’d dream of her.

My dreams would be filled with moonlight and sunlight,

Raging rivers and still seas, cascading waterfalls, gushing geysers.

I’d dream of sounds of sorrow, loud laughter, strains of songs,

Wailing and weeping, groans and grunts, cries and cackles.

I’d hear the slap of bare feet running across the Savannah floor,

The clap of hands, rhythmically imploring the divine deity,

The music of the forest, the silence of the desert, the rhythm of Africa.

All through the night, my dreams would be dreams of Africa

Dreams of her painful beauty, dreams of her serene bondage.

And then the sun will rise…over Africa.’



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