There are no hard distinctions between what is real and what is unreal, nor between what is true and what is false. A thing is not necessarily either true or false; it can be both true and false.' -en quote. Most African brothers thought Independence should furnish us with noble ends rather than means to an end! As to say independence to us is being handed over power and instruments of exploitation to indigenous so that they can forever trample over the masses... I believe that these assertions still make sense and do still apply to the exploration of reality through my writings. So as a writer I stand by them but as a citizen I cannot. As a citizen I must ask myself: What is real and what is unreal? After 40+ years of independence, Africa has become worse than ever! Poverty has spread across the board like virus, Africa has produced a generation of selfish, close-minded, unscientific, illogical generation consumed with immoral. At this point, I can't stop wondering whether we needed to be independent at all! - The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals. To my knowledge all this struggle has been a drama. Truth in drama is forever elusive. You never quite find it but the search for it is compulsive. The search is clearly what drives the endeavor. The search is your task. More often than not you stumble upon the truth in the dark, colliding with it or just glimpsing an image or a shape which seems to correspond to the truth, often without realizing that you have done so. But the real truth is that there never is any such thing as one truth to be found in dramatic event. There are many and in different faces. These truths challenge each other, recoil from each other, reflect each other, ignore each other, tease each other, and are blind to each other. Sometimes you feel you have the truth of a moment in your hand, and then it slips through your fingers and is lost. Do I blame anyone? No! No because most of us have a misconception of Independence. We are prone to let our mental life become invaded by legions of half truths and propaganda instead of sift and weigh evidence, discern the true from false, real from unreal, and the facts from fiction…all this before we take correct measures. A Special message from Mkandara... Quote my word!