Archive | October, 2014

REMEMBERING PROFESSOR ALI MAZRUI – A BRAVE BRILLIANT SCHOLAR IN HIS TIME

22 Oct

By Javas Bigambo

Far easy it is to apotheosise the departed academician Prof. Ali Mazrui, whose memory and transcendental writings and academic praxis will be cited by generations to come. I braved his writings way back in primary school, and his writings and mastery of African political prairie would effortlessly bathe me with a refreshing wit, just as much as Wole Soyinka, Philip Ochieng, Betwel Ogot, Nadine Gordimer continue to do.

Their pen’s suffusion will remain the pleasant materials for avid readers. May the old man find calm, with the pleasure of the Almighty, and rest in the peace that only the company of angels can provide.

Prof. Mazrui gesturing in a file photo. He was a respected scholar around the world.

Prof. Mazrui gesturing in a file photo. He was a respected scholar around the world.

As we remember the accomplished scholar, it is not enough to say an intellectual giant has walked in our midst.