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Ciku Kimeria is a Kenyan author "Of goats and poisoned oranges" - (https://www.amazon.com/goats-poisoned-oranges-Ciku-Kimeria-ebook/dp/B00HBBWPI6), development consultant, adventurer and travel blogger (www.thekenyanexplorer.com). She writes both fiction and non-fiction focusing on African stories that need telling. She has worked on diverse pieces for various international and local publications including Quartz, Ozy, The East African etc. She has travelled to 45 countries – 16 of them in Africa. 153 countries to go and 63 territories!
"Of goats and poisoned oranges" has been extremely well received in Kenya and beyond. It tells the story of a Kenyan middle aged power couple and their complicated marriage. The novel explores issues of greed, revenge, betrayal and murder. It runs from the 1960s to 2013. It has been described as “Wicked, funny, poignant, wacky, human, a big ball of fun and danger”, “A unique and captivating book”, “Fun and intriguing”, “Impossible to put down once you start reading.”
She recently moved to Dakar, Senegal from Kenya to work on her second novel. She also works at as the Africa Communication Manager at a leading global strategy consulting firm.
She holds a B.S. in Management Science from MIT with minors in Urban Planning and International development studies.
The rise of white nationalism is spreading across Europe and the US, but also borrowing a leaf from oppressive white minority-rule in Southern Africa.
In the sepia-toned photo, two white soldiers patrol on foot over brush and rocky ground. Lean and bearded, they carry what appear to be Belgian rifles, and they wear an unusual uniform — cloth jungle hats, short shorts and tennis shoes — associated with a military unit that was disbanded nearly 40 years ago.
That unit was called the Selous Scouts, a special-forces regiment from the Rhodesian Army, which fought black insurgent armies in the Bush War of the 1960s and ’70s to maintain white-minority rule over territory that is now Zimbabwe.
White nationalists in the West seem to be drawing inspiration from oppressive regimes that used white minority-rule to oppress Africans. Recent evidence of this bizarre brotherhood is the spreading of false rumors in the US fueled by alt-right "activists" speaking out against an alleged white genocide that is taking place against white farmers in South Africa. This false news recently resulted in Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton saying that he is considering fast-tracking visas for white South African farmers who need to flee "horrific circumstances" for a "civilized country."
Dylann Roof, the American white supremacist who killed nine black parishioners in a Charleston, S.C. church in June 2015, and who was sentenced to death last year, had penned an online manifesto, which appeared on a website called The Last Rhodesian, with photographs of himself wearing a jacket with a patch of the green-and-white Rhodesian flag.
It should worry people that today's racists are gaining inspiration from yesterday's white supremacists.
All the talk right now among people in the alt-right and the broader white supremacist movement is about the need for a white ethno-state...When you praise Rhodesia, in this context, what you’re praising is violence to that end.