Africa is blessed with a wealth of resources, untapped ideas and witty inventions.  Today we celebrate our heritage on Africa Day. Today we celebrate our future!

Here are 2 stirring quotes to remind us of whom we are – brilliant daughters and sons of the soil.

 

“Most people write me off when they see me.
They do not know my story.
They say I am just an African.
They judge me before they get to know me.
What they do not know is
The pride I have in the blood that runs through my veins;
The pride I have in my rich culture and the history of my people;
The pride I have in my strong family ties and the deep connection to my community;
The pride I have in the African music, African art, and African dance;
The pride I have in my name and the meaning behind it.
Just as my name has meaning, I too will live my life with meaning.
So you think I am nothing?
Don’t worry about what I am now,
For what I will be, I am gradually becoming.
I will raise my head high wherever I go
Because of my African pride,
And nobody will take that away from me.” 

 Idowu Koyenikan: Wealth for All Africans: How Every African Can Live the Life of Their Dreams

 

“The revolution and women’s liberation go together.
We do not talk of women’s emancipation as an act of charity or because of a surge of human compassion.
It is a basic necessity for the triumph of the revolution.
Women hold up the other half of the sky”.

Quoted in “We are Heirs of the World’s Revolutions”: Lessons from Thomas Sankara, Akinyemi Adeseye, May, 2010

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