By Zulumathabo Zulu © 2014
Dear Friends of Mother Earth,
This is to announce my new blog Zulumathabo on the Internet 2.0 right here on WordPress. It has been too long since blogging. Please bookmark these pages as I will be updating them from time to time. As I bounce back and overcome setback, I am excited to rejoin the cyberspace where I can share with you the authentic, original and fresh African perspective.
Since departing the great land of Canada where internet connectivity is ubiquitous and universally accessible, here in the humble land of the ancestors the internet connectivity does not command that ubiquity and universality. However, one thing that is amazing is that South Africa is the land of endless sunshine something that Canada does not have. For example, as I write these lines, we are in the middle of winter and yet the sunshine is most brilliant as if we are in the midst of summer. Which country can give you a T-shirt weather in the middle of winter? Only South Africa can give you that.
This version 2.0 blog will provide more insight into my activities particularly the writing of the sacred pages of the ancestors. Besides numerous other books written, the most engaging and exciting project is the new book The Sacred Knowledge of the Desert – African Philosophical Transcendence.
I will update you on this current work at opportune time. Briefly, this is an innovative writing about transcendence using the African origin of philosophical thought. The premise of the book is to enable every human being to transcend any kind of adverse experience by leveraging the African wisdom of the desert. This new book was inspired by a contextual poem Venturesome Kisses from the books A Goodbye To My Little Troubles and A Woman in the Bush. The contextual commentary from Venturesome Kisses reads as follows:
“Forbidden grounds of love cast their spell. The naivety of love sweetens the love that exists like a desert flower. Deprived of water, the flower waits underground until, when the rains fall, it springs to life knowing that the rain will soon be gone.”
When the desert flower is battered by persistence of water shortage, the drought conditions and the killer sun rays, she rises from the dehydrated ground to embrace the glorious appearing of the falling rain. It is like she has this supernatural power to transcend adversity as if refusing to be defined by it. Normally, a human becomes fixated on a bad experience to an extent of being defined by it. Even when you interact with a human, you will find that they rehash the same thing over and over as if life now revolves around it. In the The Sacred Knowledge of the Desert – African Philosophical Transcendence a human gets equipped with new intellectual fighting sticks that enable humanity to rise above life’s challenges and thus gain distance away from the things that negate the innermost. Stay tuned and watch this space.
I will also be updating you on my massive book project Sesotho Dictionary of Mathematics – Tlhalosetso Ya Dipalo Tsa Sesotho. This is a project that debunks a popular myth that the African natives had no mathematical knowledge until the advent of the European colonizers. This book was inspired by a small village of Matamong in the Eastern Free State where the African natives commanded an impressive lexicon of numerical knowledge before the advent of colonization. The book boasts more than 500 pages of mathematics text.
Thank you for visiting.