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the Motherland:
Anyone can write an opinion, we all have one. And so we sat down and asked ourselves how we can craft parables. An art which was perfected by the Galilean who ended up dead on a tree way back. We hope these modern parables and folktales will spur you into thought. Enjoy our crafted stories as we ask questions which do not have simple answers.
As a civilisation, our problems remain our oldest: hatred, heartache, fear, prejudice, misunderstanding of people different from us, mistrust…brokenness.
For all the iPhones, Galaxies, and Surface Pros, our questions remain the same: Where do we come from? What is the nature of being human? What is the best way of being human? What happens to us after we die?
All these stories are an ode to a world in need of healing. After all, its the soul that needs surgery. Please share your comments and talk with us. Life is so much better together.

Allen Matsika

Born and raised in the small town in the land of milk and honey in south central Africa, I moved to the USA to study philosophy. The hope was to understand where humanity had lost its way. I took a historical perspective on the trajectory of western thought and was especially struck by Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War. The memorable description of human nature in that book contributed greatly to my understanding of the human condition.

Life is a misery to be endured until we die. Even those with terminal illnesses find times of respite and laugh and enjoy their lives. So too is mortality a terminal illness. We will all die, I for one am glad this is so. But before that day I will define myself, I will not go without giving everything I have got, and I will love with all my heart.

I am proud to be an Afropolitan; a world citizen of African descend. I am called Allen and I love writing, eating, and singing in the shower!

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