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"The re-evaluation of the world cannot be indefinitely deferred." Trevor Manuel

If the things we face are greater and more important than the things we refuse to face, then at least we have begun the re-evaluation of our world. At least we have begun to learn to see and live again.

But if we refuse to face any of our awkward and deepest truths, then sooner or later, we are going to have to become deaf and blind. And then, eventually, we are going to have to silence our dreams, and the dreams of others. In otherwords, we die. We die in life.

(Ben Okri, 1997) 

Trevor Manuel raised the sin taxes once again. All ye smokers will have to cough up some 80c more for a pack of stuff designed to make you cough some more. But hey you’ve got to love that our Finance Minister so aptly quoted Ben Okri. I love Ben Okri’s work. I’ve quoted him myself too, and before Trevor Manuel nogal. Don’t mind me, I’m just babbling, trying to postpone re-evaluation.

2 replies on “"The re-evaluation of the world cannot be indefinitely deferred." Trevor Manuel”

>I loved The Famished Road. He was in Cairo for the Book Fair-I missed out on his talk though. Would have loved to hear it.

He is an outstanding writer

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