Re: Africa For Africans Those At Home and Those Ab
Posted By: Masimba Musodza In Response To: Re: Africa For Africans Those At Home and Those Ab (ras marcus)
Date: Wednesday, 10 May 2006, at 12:07 a.m.
In Response To: Re: Africa For Africans Those At Home and Those Ab (ras marcus)
We seem to be exchanging volumes, and not getting anywhere. In my view, this is because you are not getting my point.
The Garveys, the Nkrumahs have come and gone, but there has not been, in my view, a serious effort to perform the works. As you said, bread and butter issues take centre-stage in the lives of Black people in the West, but they do so in Africa and so my question is brought back- why can't they confront bread and butter issues in Africa?
All I am saying is that committed people there may be, but I am yet to see them express their committment with ACTUAL WORKS. Given that it has been a while since the days of Garvey, until I can be corrected by actual work, I am of the opinion that most Black people in the West are not serious about Repatriation, or even any actual association with Africa.
The next question becomes: is that a good thing or a bad thing? If yes, how can we fix that? If no, the next question would be, then what is all the talk about?
Another question would be- how can we foster African national sentiment? By giving each other names out of the Egyptian Book of the Dead and celebrating Kwaanza, and labelling any Black person who likes to listen to the Beatles rather than Bob Marley ( even though we can't stand Kofi Olomide ourselves) a traitor?
These to me, as a younder generation of Africans, are very important to me. If I am to play a part in shaping Africa's future, I want to know exactly what I am expected to build it with.
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