Africa, the lands striped of itself and yet still stands; the land that has experienced varying degrees of humiliation and plunder but still remains resilient; the land where experiences of pain have been turned into something even more phenomenal.
You see, Africa has had its own fair share of wars, ills, slave trades, and tragedy, but her people! Oh! Her people, have yet gathered themselves, heads held high; to stand, to build, to conquer!
The unique strength of this land, takes survival to a whole new level. You have to have experienced the highest level of pain, to have reached the enviable level of enlightenment and freedom, that Africans display.
A people of different languages, cultures, religious beliefs, held together by a stoic faith in each other that defies reasoning!
We see it in Ghana, Zambia, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Ivory Coast, and other countries. It’s visible and undeniable!
Our unique heritage, is second to none, even nature - as we know it - screams of our need to emerge, to birth, to become, to be.
We scream silently for recognition; this is seen in the loving way we create, in our decor, in our unique fabric patterns, in our handmade crafts, our organic skin care products, and our arts. These extraordinary works are gradually finding their ways into the international marketplace. Even our festivals and celebrations can now boast of international recognition.
Everything, from the texture of our hair, our gait, to our skin tones and voices, tell of our emergence.
We are and have become a people, the enlightened, not because we know or have all, but because we are a people who are - well aware of our 'Africaness' - constantly growing, learning, unlearning, and relearning.
We scream quietly “We are here, We will stay” “Yes! Look at us, We won’t hide anymore; See us, feel our uniqueness; Love us, know us”
Wouldn’t you want to 'Be Africa'?
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