Strange but thirty minutes ago this very thing happened to me ! I was in a queue at the vetrinaires when I got into conversation with a man from Ghana. He started to tell me things like how British people knew little about the affairs of Africa ! Was he correct,not really. I didn't like to think that we were so shallow and anyway I meet lots of 'internationalists who live only for knowledge of other cultures. I told him that when it was the Gold Coast My brothers friend went to live there and helped ,in his employment to open a newspaper office.
I also told him that President Joshua Nkoma from Zimbawe was at one time a resident of Toxteth,Liverpool.
I asked him if he knew of the channel Isles, He did, he surprised me by saying that it was shameful that they,Educaters in the Channel Isles, neglected to inform and educate the students/children about the occupation by the Nazis. He was correct.
We were both correct but I think he had the edge on me!! I think he was a professor.Too bad his turn came to be attended to as I was delighted to meet somebody so interesting......