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Building ways and dreams: remembering Prof. David Rubadiri

Asante Lucy Mtenje


This article focuses on the legacy that Prof. David Rubadiri left behind through his poetry and through his passion for mentoring young artistic minds. Through various recollections of my interations with the late professor, I reflect on Rubadiri’s positive influence on my academic and literary journeys. The article reads the impact that Rubadri’s life had on my life through the evocation of powerful quotations from other writers, which aptly sum up Rubadiri’s legacy as a writer, freedom fighter, humanitarian and mentor who touched many people’s lives in profound ways. Through the article, I show the humility, selflessness, generosity, kindness, passion and intellectual curiosity that characterised Rubadiri’s life.

Keywords: Rubadiri, mentorship, generosity, teacher, intellectual

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