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"My wish for you is joy. When you wish someone joy, you wish peace, love, prosperity, health, happiness... all the good things." Maya Angelou
"My wish for you is joy. When you wish someone joy, you wish peace, love, prosperity, health, happiness... all the good things." Maya Angelou

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"I think from the age of 10 or 11, in my household we spoke all four languages interchangeably"
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Bringing you another piece very dear to me. Enjoy!
"Allowing space for the understanding of my culture and people, the Akan of Ghana, renewed me with a sense of pride and belonging. It is with this same pride that, once reacquired, we can challenge the notions that have been constructed about us, and pave the way for the mental liberation we long for" -+Benjamina E. Dadzie
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No individual is just one thing. Who are we as diasporic Africans? What is our identity? What part of ourselves are we prepared to share with which of our communities? In some contexts our families are power holders, African “big people,” part of large extended families. In other contexts we are isolated, the only one of “our kind.” Sometimes we struggle to be recognized and not marginalized. We may choose to shift context simply by getting on a plane and going to the “mother continent.” Who are we perceived to be when we get there? Are we in-between people? Afropolitans, glo-cal? -+Clementine Burnley 
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"Mental Health is not a phrase mentioned in the African house. Once a person begins to display symptoms of possible off-balance in his/her morale, the African family typically believes in one of three things, you are either upset because "you have started growing wings,” or “you are hungry,” or “you have started following bad friends”. The utterance of words like anxiety, depression, and panic attacks by the African parent is mainly to associate them with “evil spirits”." - +Asma'u Shaheedah 
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My new article is out 😊 I'm talking identity, heritage, African writers and how one can redefine their sense of self by questioning what they are being taught.
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"When I became aware of my culture through the work of African writers, I started to claim, for the very first time, my heritage and identity as an African woman." -+Benjamina E. Dadzie  | Read more: https://ezibota.com/finding-identity-through-african-literature
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Latest article;) visit ezibota.com to read more 👌🏾👌🏾
"As young Africans in the Diaspora, whether it is plain or not, we have been provided with the unique opportunity to see life in a multifaceted way, with tools to overcome challenges and rise above our difficulties. Most of us are experts and fluent in more than one language and have a cultural background that allow us to understand the other.

So I say, if you don’t know where to start building your identity and human capital, start from what you have. Use the languages you have to get a job that will help you gain new skills while at university; volunteer your time to help a peer who is struggling, talk to people, gather your coins to travel if you can, write if you want, and always read a book that is not on your bibliography. By doing so, you will graduate with a strong identity capital and many opportunities for the future." -+Benjamina E. Dadzie | Read more: https://wp.me/p4Wv3a-1Qe
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