Editorial: Stupidly Brilliant!

This week’s editorial title is borrowed from one of Feint & Margin’s writers Siki Dlanga. She writes an article titled Politics in the Days of Social Networks  where she encourages young white South Africans to actively participate in the political and social debates which affect all South Africans. Siki ends her article by making a statement which I have found to be very profound “Say something, even if it seems stupid, it may be stupidly brilliant.” Mugabe Ratshikuni believes that we should begin to view and shape our culture, language, symbols and experiences in a manner which has global appeal. His article is titled Africanisation and Globalisation: Are they Diametrically Opposed to Each Other? Dominic Mensah gives us his views on the problems in Africa. He makes a  very poignant observation about  the failure by our leaders to invest in our human development. His article is titled The Problem with Africa: What Went Wrong? Ntsane Ntsane gives us an idea of what it is like living as a black South African in Cape Town,in his article, Being Black in Cape Town Tawiah Aboagye provides us with some comic relief in episode one of his story titled Operation 111/chicken robbery We introduce F&M’s beauty  and style expert Douglas Sappor who will feature in our weekly publications. His role will be to provide our readers with tips, advice and trends to suit the modern African’s beauty needs. Ladies you’ll be receiving make up and fashion ideas. If you have any questions for ‘Do’ please forward them to kate@feintandmargin.com . Check out Steven Adusei Photography’s contribution this week in a photo titled ‘Red in Black’ which features beads designed by Ghanaian designer Amitibey. Grab your coffee and take a few moments to read more from our other contributors. I moved to Ghana a little over a year ago, with dreams of making a small contribution to the empowerment of our youth. The reception I’ve received whilst attempting to inspire and invoke a sense of responsibility, ownership and accountability especially on issues affecting us has been lukewarm. I often ask my friends and family why it is that we are so afraid to speak up, share our opinions and express our views freely. I have also noted that not many of our youth commented on President Atta Mill’s state of the Nation’s address. I recall a friend on Facebook inviting a group of us to share our views about his address, to date none of us has really made any valuable contribution to the invitation. Reading Siki’s article has reminded me of the importance of saying something even if it may be stupid. We  should not  be afraid. Let us challenge ourselves to say ‘something’ because you never know; it may just be stupidly brilliant.
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Kate Tutu

Social Entrepreneur,Business Consultant, Editor of Feint & Margin, a young woman who's passionate about Africa's people and development.

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