I want to know...


I want to know

Africa

Africans

I want to know

I want to know why we only talk about African history post-colonization, as if we never existed before

I want to know why our leaders who once fought for our liberation are content in oppressing us

I want to know why the wealthy flee Africa for good knowing that they have the economic power to make change

I want to know why we are convinced there is a template for what an African looks like

I want to know why we have normalized the secondary role of women in our cultures and religions

I want to know why we are convinced that bloodshed with our brothers and sisters is the only way to bring peace and dignity

But most importantly,

I want to know why we think it is okay to sell our brothers and sisters as slaves the same way we were sold as slaves by the colonizers.

I want to know when we lost all humanity.

I want to know when our hearts stopped feeling warmth.

I want to know why we continue to destroy one another in a world that has destroyed us.

I want to know.

I want to know.

I want to know.


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Afrika Matters Initiative NPC 2018/033657/08