my struggle with silence

Archive for October, 2015

Lagos Must Prosper | Alexis Okeowo | Granta Magazine

http://granta.com/lagos-must-prosper/

A brilliant essay by Alexis Okeowo, viewing Lagos, the commercial hub of Nigeria (if not the entire Africa) in its totality. Landscape, governance, history.
It is utterly impressive how Okeowo, in this essay, gives us a Lagos that is a collage of voices from diverse social and political classes.
The essay is about a year old, but still worthy of reading.

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How Our Delusions Keep Us Sane: The Psychology of Our Essential Self-Enhancement Bias | Brain Pickings

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1592408052/braipick-20

It is argued here why we must, at varying degrees be deluded.