By KWAMCHETSI MAKOKHABlood is thicker than water: Nothing illustrates this better than the earthquake created by Kenya's political rivals shaking hands as double excellencies last week.Discovering a sudden blood kinship
between Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta has made these erstwhile bitter political rivals accustomed to trading choice encomiums like 'drunkard' and 'sorcerer' to refer to one another only as brothers.
"The measures we took to protect our countries and peoples did not target the Qatari people who share with us bonds of fraternity, blood kinship
Furthermore, they affirm that their measures do not target the Qatari people who share with them bonds of fraternity, blood kinship
and affinity and even hail from the same tribes as the people in some of the boycotting countries.
Commenting on the current gulf crisis, Ghandour has st4ressed that Sudan would work to mend the fences between its sisters and brothers and that he was sure that the leaders of those countries would reconcile as they what bound them is more than blood kinship
(19) And as Alison Cathcart rightly cautions, while "blood kinship
lay at the heart of clan society," "kinship alone was not enough to secure cohesion [so] it was reinforced through socio-economic manrent, political and military co-operation." (20) For all that, the implications of kinship were implicitly understood throughout Scottish society.
The former was based on ties of blood kinship
, while the latter rested on a shared history of oppression.
In her second major theme, Herman explores the quest for what she evocatively names "realness," a doomed endeavor for adoptive families within the normative regime of blood kinship
. "Mistaking adoption for the real thing was the point of design, of course.
For Cowan, this emphasizes the importance of the material model of blood kinship
over the spiritual model of kinship (p.
This dislocating, ecstatic, and achronological effect of blood kinship
is what Benardete calls Antigone's uncanninness.
In both cases, they become related to Abraham in a metaphorical sense, because both groups are children of Abraham now by virtue of having faith rather than by blood kinship