Mazrui has diagnosed Africa’s  woes, now let us treat them

Renowned Kenyan scholar the late Prof Ali Mazrui. The most fortunate thing is that the late professor has been killing time diagnosing Africa’s political problems and perhaps he was expecting time to kill them but unfortunately time has chosen him. FILE | PHOTO

What you need to know:

  • Mazrui was criticised by fellow writers, with the latest onslaught being staged by the late historian William Ochieng, who saw compliments to Mazrui as too highly prized yet his writings were rather irrelevant to African people.
  • Intellectuals have the responsibility of building this continent and their intolerance made Mazrui to engage in writings that appear as an elegy for intellectualism in Africa.

An academic giant has once again passed on and little did we realize that while Prof Ali Mazrui has been boldly killing time, time has been quietly killing him.

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