February 21, 2013 by soniauwimana
What an angry man this Tisdall is. According to him, I have no right to comment on the region because, unlike him, I have not been in Bukavu or Goma in recent times. Yes, that’s right: he is wiser to what’s going on than any stupid black chick living in the comfort of Nairobi or Kigali. What a strange point of view. He then berates me for not wanting to “make a difference” when faulting Western journalists like him for resorting to dated ethnic/tribal-based narratives is exactly the kind of difference I want to make. He also calls me humorless, repeatedly, which I guess is because I don’t find the racial stereotyping of his previous email amusing. If that means I have no sense of humor, then I happily concede that I have no sense of humor. It was as funny as malaria. One of his bosses needs to give this dude a call.