Flashback: Fred Abu

Years ago, when I got an email invitation to speak all the way in Nairobi, I read it, closed it, opened it three days in a row to read and close again. Many would not believe it, but I have some degree of stagefright – put me in a room of people, and I can summon the courage to mingle, but put me under a spotlight, on a stage, a podium or raised dias to speak to a crowd, and I got cold feet and tongue-tied.