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July 17, 2018

The Man Dies In Him Who Keeps Silence In The Face Of Tyranny: The Imo Case

An Igbo adage posits that it is only when Elders are not at home that a she-goat gives birth in its tethers.  Another Igbo adage supports this by stating that death is the portion of elders when they refuse to speak up against evil and that the same consequence awaits the young if they refuse to accept the admonitions of Elders.  That is why the Igbos also pray that Elders should live long to guide the young against eating the Beatle in place of the Cricket. The above truisms seem to be lost to both the old and young in…