The New African Man
I'm an African man. That's my identity, thank you. I know some of you guys prefer to just say you are a man. That's very idealistic, but not very realistic. Our nationhood (being African) is the first thing everyone sees when they see us so for me, ignoring that, or pretending it isn't an issue is at best a fantasy and at worst, extremely dangerous. I'm an African man. Not american. Not black. African. That's my history, my culture, and my future, period. My future as an African is tied to the future of the African continent. Whether I want that to be the case or not. Whether I like it or not. Whether I want to change it or not, it's the reality. Unlike some, I not only accept that, I embrace it wholeheartedly. I love Africa. Let me repeat myself. I love Africa. Africa is primary to me and I will work for her my entire life.
9/17/2015 11:00:58 pm
Have at it! Good writing...good values...good African man.
9/18/2015 12:08:06 am
Well brother, I guess that answers so many of the questions that myself and others might have regarding Ajahmu Umi. Well spoken and you remain one of my heroes.....
8/14/2020 01:46:15 am
Reading your sentiments of being an African man, I felt my soul was in an echo chamber. Every word you wrote is the mirror image of my being. How wonderful meeting those of similar sensibilities. Peace.
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