On Poverty

“But poverty of what? Poverty of material does not mean poverty of ideas. Poverty of material does not mean poverty of thought; it doesn’t mean poverty of relationship. In my ethnic origin, the Yoruba people, we have about 30 words for wealth. And only one talks about money.”

Adéwálé Àjàdí on The Takeaway

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2 thoughts on “On Poverty

  1. Reblogged this on Song of Seong and commented:
    I have been screaming this left and right in every way possible at the news of crisis, reports of corruption, the endless fables of how the Global South needs our saving, the addictive narratives we so – desperately – need perhaps more than our subjects need them, which BLIND us, even us with the best of intentions, to this crucial kernel of truth amidst that ever present call to save — ourselves from all forms of poverty.

    Then there were Alexis Okeowo and Adéwálé Àjàdí.

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