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this is from the Kikuyu in me

I met my uncle jana and he was at pain to describe how his nieces were disregareding his status as their father. Where i come from a person should call his father’s elder brother as something which loosely translates to: my older father. that, according to my uncle is not to be translated to something as shallow and inconsequential as ‘my uncle’.

Luckily for me, my mother is the older sister of the said uncle and i don’t have the obligation that my cousins have.

Welcome to Africa, don’t just marry that girl – she could be your relative: her uncles grandmother on his maternal side was once married to your aunt’s step sister who …. who was i talking about?

Enjoy your weekend