Our deepest misfortune, as Africans, is that we have internalised the Westerner’s interpretation of who or what we are. In the process we have lost a sense of ourselves. We are in a continuous struggle to chase something we can never attain, ‘Western sophistication’. We are Africans damn it and that is the ultimate superiority in the human condition.
Africans espouse ways of being and living that will have all the Gods from Jesus to Jah and Allah to Mvelinqangi marvelling at our humble, simplistic, homeostatic, cosmic and coherent way of life. Being African is the realisation of the actualisation of the human condition.
Africans need to stop being apologetic for who they were and who they should be. We need not allow ourselves to be relegated to the backstage of the world act.
The dark-skinned inhabitants of this land must lead the world back to that philosophical place where each lights the other’s path and we collectively ignite a rejuvenating fire that will bring light to the world.