THE BOGOF, BEING ONLY GREAT OF FINESSE: PIECE OF PEACE

Dear FAM,

On behalf of the FORCE, the BOGOF team and myself, I would like to express the immense gratitude for being abale to contact you. That is Finesse, if you ask me.

I have previously stated that you can get your ticket in advance of the BOGOF, Being Only Great Of Finesse: PIECE OF PEACE on the 30th April 2011.

Kindly follow the following instructions in order to secure your ticket and those of your friends:

1. Send the amount equal to the number of tickets you want (e.g. 2 tickets – 400 shillings) to number 0713 960 835

2. Send a confirmation email to this email with the names of the people whose tickets you would like to book (e.g. Ticket for 3 persons – John Deni, Paul Lini, Jane Wodu)

3. You will receive a confirmation text and, or email with a confirmation of your payment and a code of your ticket that you will find at the entrance.

Kindly free free to ask if you have any questions. You can send an email here or text to 0752 305955.

the BOGOF, Being Only Great Of Finesse: PIECE OF PEACE

Be Positive. Peace
Le Cleric

PIECE OF PEACE: STEREO-TYPES

Dear Fam,

I would like to apologize, foremost, for the leeward side of my posts. It has been raining on that other end. That statement was not meant to make any sense. I would like to re-affirm my commitment to bring you weekly updates(at least) of the BOGOF theme, PIECE OF PEACE, or at least something that relates to it, somewhat.

I would like to state, here, that Stereotypes are excuses people give for not understanding other people as the individuals that they are. I will repeat that, people use stereotyping to judge others at face value and refuse to look at the person within.

Last weekend I thought of this. Really thought of this. I realized that people relate to you just because of what society depicts “people-like-you” should be. Let me explain: I was dressed in a ‘kanzu’ last week Saturday. I did not put as much thought into it before. So, I left the house and as I was walking to the bus stop, I meet a gentleman draped in one as well, “Salaam Aleikum”, he said. I replied in the same breath. “Aleikum Salaam”. Then, at that point my mind went on a roll. If I were dressed “ordinarily”, would such a greeting even apply? If I’m in a kanzu, is it definite that I’m Muslim? If I’m Muslim, do I conform to the ‘jihadist’ theory? If I’m Luo, does it mean I should seem to be well-moneyed? If that is the case, shouldn’t a Kikuyu, then be a thief? All USIU chicks are sluts? Daystar chicks are drunks?In all the scenarios presented above, shouldn’t we all be living in ‘Year One’ where we have our little cocoons that we wrap ourselves in and the ‘others’ always seemĀ  like the enemy. Shouldn’t we always be at war, as the stereotypes define who ALL of us are? REALLY? See where I’m going with this?

Then,I think that, as individuals, even though I/you/he/she associate with certain groups/institutions should we not understand that whom we are in order to be at peace with it? Shouldn’t we, then, be at peace with the next person by looking at them as individuals and NOT representatives of a certain group.

Further to that, shouldn’t we discover this for ourselves, rather than let the stereotypes that continue to be propagated determine that for us.

I hope that we get to discover this PIECE OF PEACE for ourselves as we head towards the BOGOF, Being Only Great Of Finesse: PIECE OF PEACE on the 30th April 2011 at the Hilton Nairobi from 3pm. There will be a blend of Music, Poetry and Visual Artistes who will give you their take. For only 200 bob. Get your ticket now.

The BOGOF, PIECE OF PEACE

Be Positive. Peace

Le Cleric