“REPATRIATION: I understand how, for Diaspora-born Afrikans in general, physical repatriation to Afrika wouldn’t be as easy as when a continental Afrikan living in the Diaspora (but with all family, relatives, friends and other contacts in Afrika) goes back to finally, permanently settle down in Afrika. The two cases are quite different of course, incomparable, and I for one am not one of those Afrikans—born on the continent—that limit “repatriation” to the physical aspect, or to anyone or anything in particular (AS LONG AS THEY ARE AFRIKAN). I’d say a kind of “spiritual/cultural repatriation” is a prerequisite for actual/physical repatriation. My own view is actually that MOST Afrikans born and living on the continent do need to make a “cultural kind of repatriation” themselves, a kind of “spiritual journey to Afrika”, a “journey to themselves”, for their physical presence there to make any Afrikan sense.”
* This is quite true.
If we have to recapture respect between Diasporan and Continental Africans then both sides should reciprocally learn about the experiences of the other.
I am not prohibited from moving to Africa because of family or attitude constraints. There is work to be done on the Continent and in the Diaspora. I am involved in works here at this moment although we do assist on the Continent.
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