Sun | Sep 23, 2018

Saluting Annan, thinker and humanitarian

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Annan

THE EDITOR, Sir:

In a world where incivility and indiscretion pollute politics and international relations, Kofi Annan was the embodiment of urbanity, gentlemanliness and gentillesse.

A Ghanaian intellectual and universal scholar, the global village mourns the loss of a father and a brother who understood, in a searching yet judicious way, the psyche, heart, spirit and soul of its inhabitants.

He may not have given us a cure for our fevered lives, but his prescription of restraint, equilibrium and comity gives humanity a healing sense that the world is better for his mortal life.

A quiet voice, I now hear him audibly in the sanctum of my memory.

CHRISTOPHER L. SAMUDA

christopher.samuda@yahoo.com