In Africa


I mean traditional African societies, a good man/ woman knows no rest even in death. The dead person’s spirit is expected to watch over the community and protect it from calamity.

And the bad man dies completely. Children don’t get their names. They don’t get invoked in times of calamity or joy. They die to the community.

In short, if you want to live long, be good. A good person is one who is useful to the community.

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

19 thoughts on “In Africa

  1. judyt54 says:

    Makes more sense than any Christian belief I ever heard of

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  2. renudepride says:

    It seems as all the spiritual teachings of all the religions have the same theme: live a good life and live forever! Thank you for this lesson, my Kenyan brother! ๐Ÿ™‚ Naked hugs!

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  3. shelldigger says:

    I like the idea, but wait a minute. Id like a little rest when Im dead ok?

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  4. jim- says:

    So Mak, what will your old African epitaph be?

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