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‘Arc of the Moral Universe’ is a story set in an aeroplane travelling from Johannesburg to Cape Town. A debate ensued among the passengers concerning a murder trial, which was threatening to inflame racial tension in South Africa. The debate provoked the main character, Johan Boshoff, to tell his own story. Johan’s story uses a rare blend of historical and philosophical ...more
Kindle Edition, 19 pages
Published January 24th 2014 by Allart Studios and Publishing International
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Brenda Cheers
Feb 18, 2014 Brenda Cheers rated it liked it
This novella by Kennedy Ifeh holds an important message for mankind, in much the same way that the tenets of Buddhism and other teachings do, except that it mostly relates to race relations in Africa.

It clearly illustrates what is wrong, and how mankind can change its thinking to make the world a better place.

Although this is a competently written piece, I found the dialogue stilted, which distracted me from the story, and sadly I must reduce the score because of it. Otherwise it had many streng
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Feb 27, 2014 Reviewer30 rated it it was amazing
This is a short story, just 19 pages, but it has a stronger message than many much longer pieces.

The story is set in an airplane travelling from Johannesburg to Cape Town in South Africa. A debate ensues among the passengers concerning a murder trial, which was threatening to inflame racial tensions in the country.

As I've never been to South Africa, I was impressed with how easily the story drew me into a feeling of familiarity with the cultural atmosphere and background of the racial issues inv
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Robin Anthony Peacock
Apr 04, 2014 Robin Anthony Peacock rated it really liked it
This is more of a parable than a story. The good brother, met by chance on the short flight from Jo’burg to Cape Town, tells the story teller an episode in his life that might or might not change him; we are not told the outcome. The atheist is confronted with his own doubts as he listens to the tale but have no resolution, which is a pity.

I enjoyed the language and found myself reading it in an Afrikaner accent. The premise of the various passengers entering into a discussion about a murder tri
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Kennedy Ifeh is a student of truth. To him, writing is an article of faith, an expression of sacrament with God. The central philosophical theme of his fiction explores perspectives in the three aspects of human existence; the spiritual, the economic and the socio-political.

Kennedy was born in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. He is a native of Etsako. He grew up in the cities of Benin and Jos. He
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