Sunday, September 11, 2022

Re: USA Africa Dialogue Series - The hypocrisy and superstition of not speaking Ill about the Dead

"Dē mortuīs nīl nisi bonum." My Latin teacher said she thought it was because of a superstition the Romans had that ghosts could harm you. 

Anyway, it's hardly a sentiment unique to Africa. I find myself less willing to speak ill of someone when they have passed away, and can no longer respond. 

On Sep 11, 2022, at 06:01, Obododimma Oha <> wrote:

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