Even homogeneous societies still delve into self manageable or micro-identities.
. God created the earth.
2. “Let’s make man…” and so forth.
3. People have one language and in agreement and try to build a tower.
4. God confuses their language and scatters them around the world,including West Africa.
“Whoever is killed under the banner of blind following, which calls to tribalism or supports tribalism, then he has died upon ignorance.” The prophet muhammad.S.A.W.
What is peculiar to ethnicity or tribalism is that “it involves demands by one group on other competing group(s)” (Nnoli; 2008). Chinua Achebe in his view describes ethnicity “as discrimination against a citizen because of his/her place of birth” (Achebe; 1997).
Islam doesn’t preach tribalism. Therefore, anyone who practices it is following his own personal goal.
We are born into ethnic and tribal communities that endow upon us identities, histories, legacies, pains, joys, struggles and potentials and mostly pride.
The knowledge that before you there were others who contributed and added value a people and period in time, bettering the lot and leaving historical tales and stories challenging and demanding that you know about them and add a measure equal or more than what was.
It would be a bore to share the same historical perspective with everyone you meet with in a bus or at work…where’s the fun in that.
Even homogeneous societies still breakdown into self manageable or micro-identities
“Whoever is killed under the banner of blind following, which calls to tribalism or supports tribalism, then he has died upon ignorance.”
Sentiments have always been part of The background and back fall of this country. When an outsider wants to penetrate into the peace of this country it is always through tribalism and enthnic / territorial sentiments.
“He is not one of us who calls to tribalism. He is not one of us who fights for the sake of tribalism. He is not one of us who dies following the way of tribalism.” (
Protesters are protesting through non-protest means. How much result is expected from looting, and killing.
Again who are among the youth is ready to listen to “it’s a fake protest Saga” when we have mostly uneducated and unemployed in the midst. The Agitatation was obviously pulled upon the background of our leadership nonchalance and mombomombo attitude towards Youth representation and being people’s party. That’s to the government but to the youth can tribalism be out of the people’s problem. It has always been a problem from Adam and i am.afraid it is, still.