Tuesday, August 24, 2010


From Alex de Waal describing the particular form of political patronage at work in Sudan:

“. . . political vernacular is tajil, ‘delay’, from which is derived the particular skill of ‘tajility’, strategic delay or the art of procrastinating until one’s counterpart is exhausted or removed.”

i.e. what I pretend to be doing when I'm actually supposed to be outlining exam essays.

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