03 Feb There is bliss when all Africans connect
It’s beautiful how being African can create such a strong representation of one’s self. I believe that when someone identifies themselves as African, they recognize where they are from but also declare that they are changing what it means to be “African”. There are many critics that say that being a part of the diaspora eliminates the feeling of being a true African. However, having lived in the diaspora for a majority of my life, I hold a different opinion: that there is a bliss when all Africans can connect, weather they are within the continent or not and bring a sense of our homes into the same space, whenever we all gather. That connection is truly a phenomenal experience and I think that it is a special thing that we all share.
My name is Ekua Musumba: born in England, Raised in New York City but I am truly an Afropolitan.