Thursday, September 13, 2007

IF THERE EVER WAS A WORD TO DESCRIBE ME........

The closest anyone has come is Taiye Tuakli-Wosornu, with this awesome article. I identified with the characteristics and struggles he (she?) describes so strongly. Folks, I am Afropolitan. Are you? Read the article and then let me know what you think. I'm interested to see who identifies or doesn't.

Thanks Wande!

Afterthought: I was so excited about the Afropolitan article that I failed to metion that it is a part of a sort of anthology of articles, some written by familiar names, that attempt to answer the question "Where is Africa now?". Read the others if you have time as well. Peace!

12 comments:

The Last King Of Scotland said...

interesting article by the way.

Soul said...

ohhh gosh.
That site is a brilliant!. The article is genuis!!.
I do disagree with a small point though. When you are Nigerian... you are simply Nigerian. to other people you are half this, half that blah blah.. but when you are talking to Naija folks.. you be naija pessin or they will yab you. lol

But back to what's important.. gosh I have to bookmark that site.. it contains some of the most luscious articles ever. what many try to attain and achieve it does soo flawlessly.
I'm in love with it. simply in love.

The 3Ts of Tunde said...

Happy belated birthday girl......at least Miguel's good for something.

Soul said...

Happy birthday Ms May.
Sending you chocolates, multiple hugs, and a diamond tiara (virtually of course)

love ya mucho Grande (that's the extent of my spanish).

Olawunmi said...

that article was rather profound. its so true that we are no longer just one thing or the other, but we are becoming multi-faceted beings in a world that is rapidly shrinking - the afropolitan is a true citizen of the world.

if you have lived in the diaspora then your person will have been shaped by a series of forces extraneous to the culture that pervades our homeland. now you see naija people who ski, snowboard and skydive, practices that would still make our parents cringe and bemoan their decision to send us "overseas"; and its by no means restricted to us.

afropolitan. i like the word, and how it describes me.

thanks missy

SapphireAster said...

Hope your GMAT went well today

Morounranti said...

You're so gonna kill the GMAT. :)

joicee said...

Wow...That article is so amazing
Happy birthday by the way

Mona said...

hehehe ur voice is nice (on the snapvine thing lol)

Jaycee said...

hope to read the article soon...

Someone's voice is segzzzzy!!! Lollll...

Hope ur GMAT exam went well...

Gbemi's Piece said...

How apt. What a way to describe this not so new breed of Africans. I really enjoyed that article.

It seems you just had a birthday and took the GMAT. Happy Happy Birthday and I hope the GMAT went well!

Marin said...

Wow, what a profound article. Thanks for posting it. Finally I have a word that aptly describes myself - Afropolitan!!!!