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I am currently the Chairman of the Uasin Gishu County Land Control Board which caters for over 2.5 million people. Before this stint, I also worked in other capacities with the National government. I also lecture in three institutions of higher learning, a service to the youth to gather knowledge from the aging population. In my life time I have met a lot people and I can unflinchingly say that I loved most of them. Why most of them? Well, it is a tall order to love everyone you meet! I have written several e-books touching on diverse subjects that relate to society. The books extensively cover human social and economic practices and this is so because expertise in one field in Africa can become a drudgery according to my practical view. My perception is that if you were born in Africa and the continent is your aboriginal home, you are likely to have English as your second language (ESL). Sometimes it could even be a third language. For me I had to learn my mother tongue then learn both English and Swahili simultaneously. I went to my pre-primary bare foot, later I joined the local primary school 5 Km away and had to trek barefoot again not because my parents could not buy me shoes but because cobblers were a rare find. That journey was a daily toil of 10 Km, 5 days in a week or ~270 days yearly for 7 years. With a smirk I can say that when you achieve a PhD in Africa, then You have done Plenty of hard Digging (PhD) or you have a Permanent head Damage (PhD) and you might end up in a ditch because your IQ cannot contain the booze like the local fellas!
"Why did the English colonize Africa"? To keep the African languages in Czech (check), and I say that one must forgive this pun. But besides the pun, English has broken both social and economic barriers of the once "dark continent" whose forefathers slaved the white farms and firms to lace the pockets of their Lords.
A PhD holder in Africa will still practice other 'trades' though they maybe 'very' learned because poverty is shameless, one has to draw bounds through plenty of smart work.
I published a book in 1992, but the publisher coned me , I took her to court and the case aged in judicial corridors for 12 years. I then made a decision to abandon the matter and to forget about writing books. However, Self publishing made me to change that decision. More than anything, I salute Smashwords Inc for the platform.
In retrospect, I recall a Dr. Alfred Sam, a friend of mine from North America who was also a dean of studies in a local university exposing his white ass in the university's auditorium to catch attention. The noise ceased as students and lecturers turned to look at the grown-up man on the podium doing the abominable. Well, the good Dr in anthropology then simply pulled up his trousers buckled the belt and said, "Thank You, now I have your attention..."
For the sake of simplicity, without much display of academia, I am a writer in the global village market . For this,I Salute all my readers and all lovers of written work. In a word of caution, I can only say that men and women alike must bear. In reference, there is an Ibo saying that every market place has it's mad people who will attempt to Mar the business of the seemingly sane people. On the other hand, the English say everyone is mad, it's only the degree madness that is at variance. Thank you most profoundly!