Sequel: Am I African Enough?
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story
I am from Kenya. I come from Kenya. I identify with Africa as a continent of origin. Africa is not a country. 54 countries, totally distinct ways of life. I have no idea what language they speak in Zimbabwe (unless I Google it). I have no idea of the history of Nigeria, unless I refer to my history class notes. I hear majority of Tunisians are white. Ask me about Congo? (first give me a minute to research). I am African and we have internet here. We have schools and classes. We have highways and feeder roads. We have skyscrapers and boeing 557s. We aspire to develop, to think, and to liberate ourselves. I am from Kenya. I am Kenyan. Not African.
Africa is not a country. Africa is not a single story.