So I have this friend from Niger. We always have discussions on whether or not I should class myself as an African. I oftentimes refer to myself as an African and he always correct me that I am not. Yet he refers to Americans as African Americans, also he oftentimes call me his sister, referring to me as "my sister".
I asked him why I shouldnt call myself such and he said just because I wasnt born to the Mother land. I said well, dont refer to the Americans as such because they were not born to the Mother Land either. He went on to telling me that they are different because thats what everyone know them as, yeah right.
Tell me what is your personal belief on this topic, please.
Afterall, you are what your parents are, and parents including foreparents which mine were taken from Africa and taken to the Caribbean. Hence, I will continue to embrace my Africanship.
Tell me please.