"I am not African because I was born in Africa but because Africa was born in me.” Kwame Nkrumah

So much of the diaspora runs from it’s Africanness. We claim these adopted lands and reject what was once home. We forsake the place from which we were stolen, allowing Eurocentrism and stereotypes to skew our view of the motherland. We shun her melanin, straighten her kinks, reject her culture. I am American by birth. I am Jamaican by culture. But I am undeniably African by blood. She was stripped of me, but I refuse to be stripped of her.  

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