Ramnik Shah, born in Mombasa, practised law in Nairobi from 1964 to `74 and then for the next 30 years in England, where since retirement he has been engaged in academic research and writing on migration and diaspora related subjects and general literature – see also www.ramnikshah.blogspot.com
When things fall apart, they don’t do so by accident. There are underlying deeper historical and civilizational forces. No civilization has existed for ever. European civilization is ebbing in front of our eyes – for those who have eyes to see. Though there are many challenges ahead, we are living through exciting times. Africans of younger generation are destined to play a major role in the shaping of a new civilization.
It is therefore important to place ourselves in a wider global and historical context in order to analyse the impact of Brexit for Africa’s relations with Europe and the rest of the world.
In this regular column a teacher, writer and media personality starts from personal anecdote to present an outsider’s refl ections on the experience of a different community. The views expressed are entirely his own. His website: www.johnsibiokumu.com