Professor Issa Shivji pays tribute in verse – in English and in Kiswahili – to the late Haroub Othman, former professor of Development Studies at the University of Dar es Salaam.
My dear friend and comrade, Ho:
I shan’t write a letter,
I shan’t sing a song,
Or recite a poem.
‘Cause I don’t have the talents.
I shall say what I feel,
Deep down in me.
Those were the days,
Of the Vietnam war.
Ho Chinh Minh was your uncl...read more