Imagine an Africa...

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Imagine an Africa
Where her people stop looking down upon themselves
Where her people drop their inferiority complex
Where her people stop looking at the other folks as their saviours
Where her people start looking at the other folks as equals and partners
Where her people realize that their skin colour does not make them different and inferior

Imagine an Africa
As a continent which is not looked down upon as a continent in despair and desperation
As a continent whose vast natural and man-made resources are used to develop her people
As a continent that has not been let down by the trinity of slavery, christianity and colonization
As a continent which is not judged by stereotypic images that pass through a biased media setup

Imagine an Africa
Whose youth realize that risking their lives trying to illegally cross dangerous seas for a better life in Europe is not a solution to their problems
Whose youth realize that its not where you are that makes a difference but rather what you can do with your brain and the available resources
Whose youth realize that the continent cannot be developed by other folks other than ourselves
Whose youth realize that the definition of modernity does not necessarily mean an abandonment of one's cultural heritage

Imagine an Africa
Whose people realize that they are one regardless of their tribal or ethnic nomenclature
Whose people realize that the political boundaries we now have were demarcated by the greedy colonialists
Whose people realize that with a little sacrifice together we can change the destiny of Mama Africa
Whose doctors, nurses, teachers, engineers and other professionals have returned from the so called diaspora to help develop Mama Africa

Am I dreaming of an Utopian Africa?
No! With hard work, determination and sacrifice we can do it!
Africans, lets wake up from the slumber

Copyrighted to Bennett Kankuzi (5th January, 2008)

3 comments:

lapa Saturday, January 12, 2008 11:36:00 AM  

I would like to have your flag in my blog.

Bennett Kankuzi Saturday, January 12, 2008 2:53:00 PM  

This is the flag of the Republic of Malawi. So feel free to use it. The animated flag can be found at the following link http://www.sunbirdmalawi.com/images/
malawi_flag.gif
since you can not directly add animated pictures in blogger.

Obrigado!

felix Sunday, January 13, 2008 6:47:00 PM  

Hi Bennet,i see myself in your dream for a strong and proud Africa standing on it's own,with her star shining up high above all.This would be the envy of the whole wide world,coupled with the vast human and natural resources present in this continent.Be blessed and keep on,peace!

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