Monday, July 5, 2010
What makes us African?
The YSSP social program has financed various cultural days (Scandinavia, American, Canadian, Asian) over the Summer. This year we have enough students to create an African day. We were very enthusiastic but then I started thinking of South Africa and my cultural heritage. I'm African, I've lived in Africa all my life but to the Europeans I'm not really considered African, I don't speak an African language, don't wear traditional/tribal dress and don't have a traditional dance...so what makes me African?
So far for South African things I got: braai, koeksisters, babootie, springbokkies and wine (though I don't think the budget stretches that far).