My eighty six year old grandmother does not understand fashion. She fails to see the point. My eighteen year old sister’s attempt at delving into the value of her Timberland boots and how they were ‘not just any boots’ left a niggling look on our grandmother’s long in the tooth beautiful face. This is generation gap. It goes beyond fashion. Having lived through the colonial as well as the 1950s pre-genocide Rwandan era, her take on the way things were and the way they turned out can be quite insightful. The dominating thought is that times have changed and the younger generation is not able to see that - at the same time the older generation is still trying to understand the change. It is imperative to note ...

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