You need a better relationship with Africa… Miscommunication is the greatest distance between two people, between two cultures between a person and their culture, a people and their lands.
So many of us have been scattered, so many of us are living out our lives where we don’t belong. I’m talking about the Africans in diaspora, those who know that they are African but have never been back. Those who have a sense of belonging to a place that they have never been, may never get to.
You know deep down that you don’t belong in Europe, or the Americas, you might say that we moved there from Africa hundreds of years ago through trade and settled there peacefully. You might say that you were taken there by force, either way if you are African, African is your home.
I know you are scared, many of us speak a colonised tongue, don’t know our own cultures and if your ancestors were enslaved, as mine were, you might not know where in Africa you are from. But please if you can travel there, got to a place that you have never been but you are from. Sit down with your people there and eat food, learn the languages, learn the cultures, take your children there so they aren’t scared of home. Make children there who will grow up in their culture amongst their people. Different cultures and languages should be celebrated not feared. It’s okay that when the different birds all go down to the watering hole to drink, they all leave with the same birds that they came with. It’s not division just the balance in which we were created. Africa is for Africans, I believe that. The only people who will say it is not, are people who aren’t African and want a piece of Africa for themselves. All peoples should travel and drink together, but leave when you are finished unless you have been welcomed. Unless you are going to be useful to the people and the cultures of the lands.
If you are African and reading this it’s time to go and visit your home for the first time. Don’t have fear in your heart, you should never fear home, the only people who have created a fear of your home are those who aren’t supposed to be there… #chakabars
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