This question has been asked many times this past week: Do you see yourself as an African? What is the definition of an African?
My answer, without even giving it a thought is “Hell yes!” Of course I am. I was born in this country. On this continent. I am a South African. African.
Do you need to be black to be an African? No. Does being a black person, regardless of where you live make you an African. No. Although some people interviewed on Morning Live actually said that to be true. I so disagree with that. Am I a European because I’m white? Am I a German because my grandmother was. Hell no. I’m an African. I was born here. This is home.
What did come as a shock to me is how many of my friends, clients and my husband too did not see themselves as being African. They could give me no real reason as to why not though. They just don’t.
I am African.