Why blogging on Africa? Yeah … why? Will it change anything? Will it bring any positive impact for the so-called black continent?
Those are most of the questions which came to my mind when Ariniaina talked about her related post. To tell you the truth, I am among these sort of Malagasy people who do not really like to be identified as “africans”. Why? May be because we have inherited too much of the cliché “african=black=nigger=not intelligent=poor=uncivilized=stupid=banana eater=coconut drinker=bad=and so on and so forth …”. But most of the time, it is funny to see how rejected most of us are, when living in “white” countries, because we do not have the “appropriate” color…
I am a guy who lives with many clichés about Africa. I am a guy who does not understand why Africa is sometimes called “Mother of the World”. I am a guy who remains spectical when hearing that all human race comes from Africa. I am a guy who has denied his African root and just accepted his Indonesian root. I am this Malagasy guy who has decided to take time to think and to give a smile to Africa, the home continent, the mother continent.
Why should we blog on Africa? Africa is our continent but people throughout the world still live with all the stereotypes about it. Blogging about the real African facts can be our little contribution to help “Mama Africa”.
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