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Over 66% Feel Luis Suarez was Right

Tue, 6 Jul 2010 Source: Mensema, Akadu N.

*Our Colo-Media Echoes Goal.com UK: “Over 66% Feel Luis Suarez was Right”

*(For the news-item above happily published by a number of Ghanaian newspapers,

see, for example, PEACE FM Online and MyJoyOnLine.com July 4, 2010).

**By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

Goal.com UK’s worldview

Lopsided worldview of othering

Its hegemonic opinion-polls

Would idolize Luis Suarez

“66% feel Luis Suarez was right”

The hero of celebrated cheaters

And Ghanaian journalists accept it all

Inky fraternity without pens

Inky fraternity with evaporated ink

Goal.com UK says it

Like a drop of water in the sun

The Ghanaian media evaporates

Goal.com UK is not our voice

Goal.com is not our mirror

It is the lens of hegemony

That disempowers us

Justifies our suffering

Bruising our pain

Histories of pain

Of the inferior other

Of Africans

Ghanaian media

Stop adoring Western sources

Develop your own voices

Tell us what Ghanaians think

Tell the world about our viewpoints

Ghanaian perspectives on Suarez

African frameworks of protests

Dreams differed by Suarez’s theft

Our fury, anger, dismay

Throbbing hearts of anguish

Tears shed all over the Serengeti

Tears that entombed us

From Accra to Alavanyo

From Cairo to Jo’Burg

Our aching sighs of pain

Ghanaian media

Tell us what Ghanaians think

Tell the world about our pain

Our worldviews

What we feel about Suarez

What we think about FIFA

The Ghanaian media

Feeds too much on Western carcasses

Western lopsided news-item

Sanitized news

The Ghanaian media

Hunts for Western-laced news

Forages for it

Poisonous news

Re-cooks it in local news rooms

News-items made more palatable

With recipes of colo-mentality

Ghanaians happily gobble it down

Live with its acidic indigestion

Oh! Our atrophied body-politic

Oh! Our colo-mentality

The Ghanaian media

Loves hegemonic news

Symptomatic of our dependency

Of me buroni

On me buroni

In this walking life of inequalities

Of globalized inequalities

They call Globalization

Our lived experiences of inferiorization

That disempowers us

Africanizing inferiority

Our colonized media

Hails every garbage

Any filth from the West

Any non-African thing

Stories, news, histories

Concocted by our delirious foes

Our journalists

The inky fraternity

Of cut-and-paste specialists

Never ask questions

Like Vultures at noon

Vultures dancing over a carcass

They only care to eat

The West kills us

Our media eats the carcass

Our colonized media

Agent of Western hegemony

Feed us with hegemonic diet

Of poisonous recipes

Oh! Ghanaian media

Tell the world about our viewpoints

Ghanaian perspectives on Suarez

African frameworks of protests

Dreams differed by Suarez’s theft

Our fury, anger, dismay

Throbbing hearts of anguish

The pain from Suarez’s theft

Tears shed all over the Serengeti

Mourning that entombed us

From Accra to Alavanyo

From Cairo to Jo’Burg

Restore our voices to history

Tell the world about our pain

Goal.com UK is not our voice

It is the lens of hegemony

That bruises our pain

Braided histories of pain

**Akadu N. Mensema, Ph. D., is a nationalist Denkyira beauty. She is a trained oral

historian cum sociologist and Professor in the USA. She lives in Pennsylvania with

her great mentor and teaches Africa-area studies at a college in Maryland. In her

pastime, she writes what critics have called “populist hyperbolic, satirical”

poetry. She can be reached at akadumensema@yahoo.com

Columnist: Mensema, Akadu N.