“Charity, …is the opium of the privileged; from the good citizen who habitually drops ten kobo from…”

““Charity, …is the opium of the privileged; from the good citizen who habitually drops ten kobo from his loose change and from a safe height above the bowl of the leper outside the supermarket; to the group of good citizens (like youselfs) who donate water so that some Lazarus in the slums can have a syringe boiled clean as a whistle for his jab and his sores dressed more hygienically than the rest of him; to the band Aid stars that lit up so dramatically the dark Chrismass skies of Ethiopia. While we do our good works let us not forget that the real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary””

 Antihills of the Savannah p 143. Achebe, Chinua. (via katebomz)
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