Muslim is not a race.. O.o
"I want you and I don’t want to be a luxury. I want you to need me. I want you to not be able to concentrate because you’re thinking about me. I want you to reach for your phone because you thought of something you have to share with me. I want you to not even be able to breathe at the thought of never seeing me again, because that’s how I feel about you."
"One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, or the thousand splendid sun that hide behind her walls."
I am so blessed to have the opportunity to even wake up and be alive and reminding myself of that every single morning is what keeps me going. I am here and there is a reason for that.
So many beautiful, talented, strong, progressive people have come from Africa and while the west praises them here and there, many people have such an empty childish “Lion King” view of the continent thinking of it as a jungle with lions and elephants running around the huts that people have built out of mud and straw or a “50 cent a day” Christian Children’s fund view of a place filled with poor little children that need saving from the white man. The lack of knowledge on such a huge part of the world filled with so many different cultures and so much beauty is depressing honestly. From North Africa to the Gold Coast to South Africa to the East you’ll find people speaking thousands of different languages and dialects, sometimes mixed with the remnants of colonization and sometimes mixed with the last few words of a language clinging to the last generation of its speakers, begging to be passed down to the young children more fluent in English than their great grandmother’s tongue. You’ll find people of every shade and color, you’ll find high end chefs that learned to cook their “exotic” food from a woman wrapped in a mayafi stirring rice over a huge pot outside to feed not just her children but her nieces, nephews and neighbors children too, you’ll find beautiful sisters walking down the street in anything from the latest fashion to blinged out abayas to traditional clothing with their gele’s pinned high on their heads defying gravity. Africa isn’t some monolithic land filled with people running around in loin cloths hunting with spears and wishing they knew what a cell phone was - Africa is the most diverse continent on this planet with some of the most beautiful people, best music, amazing cultures, and countries with human beings living like you.