I couldn't help but think of that when I read what was being inflicted on the Anglican bishops gathered at Lambeth. Some refugee from the sixties thought it would be a good idea to have "indaba groups," which, according to the organizers, is a Zulu word. I guess this was supposed to impress the bishops from Africa, but it doesn't seem to have done that. Several of them have commented that the Lambeth indaba isn't anything like a real indaba.
Whatever. The point of the Lambeth process is to make people sit around and talk, talk, talk, without ever coming to a conclusion.
I thought this quote from one of the bishops, speaking about the indaba groups, was the best summary: "If they're so great, how come Africa is in such a mess?"