Source: (2002) In Peace Office Newsletter 32 (January-March), The African Peacebuilding Institute: 5. Akron, PA: Mennonite Central Committee.
George Kut is area coordinator for the Community Peacebuilding and Development Project of the National Council of Churches of Kenya. A participant in the African Peacebuilding Institute, he also writes poetry. This is a poem he wrote about peace-building out of his studies and experiences. â€œUbuntu,ï¿½? â€œsimunye,ï¿½? and â€œumojaï¿½? mean â€œhumanityï¿½? in three different African languages, while â€œnaï¿½? means â€œand.ï¿½? In the poem he traces colonialism in Africa and subsequent struggles to throw off colonialism and achieve independence. The final sections of the poem celebrate tools for nonviolent, peace-building processes to pursue conflict resolution and independence.
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