OH YEAH, WHAT ABOUT THIS WHOLE HUTU-TUTSI THING?

Something that anybody in/from the great lakes region should read!

The Green Frog

There once was a time in Oxford, it was a perfect summer’s day, cool breeze, no work that day, so we went to Witherspoon’s, our favourite pub. We had made it our own as Africans, we even changed the menu, got credit, and were treated like we were at home. It was frequented by Kenyans, Burundians, Congolese, Rwandans, Ugandans, Tanzanians, Ethiopians, and Zimbabweans, it was just like home for all of us. So we sat with our usual banter, ragging on some poor sucker whose turn it is to get dissed, the jokes were flowing, but one guy went too far, another went farther. I don’t remember the original joke, but the victim was embarrassed and he dropped the H-Bomb, he retorted that he was “just a Hutu” and laughed. The air sucked out of the room, it just went cold, there was a standoff and we all wondered if…

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