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My Childhood, the Spiritual and Me

{from JustImagineCrossStitch} Name: Rafee (from Eccentric Yoruba) Country of Origin: Nigeria A few months ago, possibly June, I had the the pleasure of reading Ways of Dying by Zakes Mda. That book is a short but very amazing one, I immediately fell … Continue reading

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“You are not an African-American – You are an African living in America.”

Name: Ami B. Country of Origin: Sierra Leone Those are words that were said to me by my mother. Originally from Sierra Leone, I came to the States at the tender age of 6 due to the civil war in … Continue reading

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“Mamie, I’m not stupid”

Name: Jefferson K. Country of Origin: Liberia As I reflect upon what it was like growing up in an African home, the one aspect that jumps out at me was how it enabled my proximity to so many different generations … Continue reading

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The Chronicles of the African Childhood

I thought I’d give this a proper preface. What do you call an Asian person growing up in the United States? An Asian-American. What about an Australian growing up in the U.S? An Australian-American. What about an African person growing … Continue reading

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