Aug 30, 2009


Edward Moore 'Ted' Kennedy

‘We do not weep for him today because of the prestige attached to his name or his office.
We weep because we loved this kind and tender hero who persevered through pain and tragedy – not for the sake of ambition or vanity; not for wealth or power; but only for the people and the country he loved.''

-Barack Obama,at late Senator Ted Kennedy's memorial mass

I hope that Nigerian politicians and poli-thiefcians can see through the lines of this speech

Aug 22, 2009


Will Caster still have the last laugh?
Too masculine for a lady?
Caster..built for controversy?

Caster...with her school mates

Caster's birth certificate

''No one ever said I was not a girl,but here (in Berlin) I am not.I am not a boy.Why did you bring me here? You should have left me in my village at home.''
-Semenya Caster
''There is something dangling between her legs-thats obvious-and shes got an Adam apple.''
-An unamed Australian sports officer
''From the time she could walk,Caster only wanted to play with boys,Her three elder sisters wore dresses as little girls do,but Caster refused.She has never had a skirt,only trousers.
I knew she was different to the others and even now if you speak to her on the telephone,you might mistake her for a man.But I used to change her nappy and I know she is a woman.What better proof do people need?''
-Jacob Semanya (Caster's father)
''She never had a boyfriend.She doesn't like boys.But that doesn't mean she is not a girl.''
-Deborah Morolong (Caster's best childhood friend)
''Some schools,suspecting that she was not a girl,even demanded that her status be checked.But each time they returned from the toilet,she would be cleared...we would ask her why they had taken her to the toilet and she would just say ''they are doubting me'',without explaining further.''
-Moloko Rapetsoa (Caster's school teacher)
''She comes from me.I gave birth to that girl,she came from my womb..its my girl.''
-Dorcus Semenya (Caster's Mother)