Wednesday, 16 November 2011

The Nigerian Mindset

Edun said, „This is the mindset here. I did not have it as I was brought up and educated outside the country, but I soon picked it up. People often say to each other, 'You can be anything here. You can reach any height.' And this mindset is our great strength.“
But Edun, growing up in England, was spared the other side of the Nigerian mindset, the side that fell down a deep well into ancient beliefs and magic, the side that resisted rationality.

V.S. Naipaul: The Masque of Africa

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