Prof. Ali Mazrui (The Late). May God give you eternal rest and peace. You came, dazzled the world with you verbal and mental brilliance, and for many of us Kenyan academic transplants in Central New York and the United States, you were a big tree under whom we often sought rest, shelter, sustenance and wisdom. Your family, the people of the coast, Kenya, Africa, and our alma Mata, Binghamton University, have lost a great mind, and their brightest star, but your wisdom in sound and print will for ever be with us. RIP.