This is a guest post by PASA member Nony Onyeador
Let’s be real, everybody now seems to be claiming the motherland. There are your Africans who live there and your Africans who don’t. Some have been before and others have never stepped foot on the soil of their forefathers. Black people around the world are living in their “Back to Africa” movements and white people around the world are trying to get a piece of the “Save the Africans” histories. Every race and person in between is either indifferent or has found their own connections to the great continent (country?) of Africa. Are these generalizations? Sure, but I suppose that’s all you get when talking about Africa. The continent with nearly 50 countries (depending on how you count it with Sudan splitting, and more countries possibly following) knows no end to stereotypes, good and bad.
Have you studied abroad in Africa? Do you plan to in the near future? Or are you one of the lucky few enjoying the motherland as you read?
Share your story with PASA! Let us know about your experience.
You can also share a link to your blog if you have one, or contact us if you have a story you’d like to post as a guest contributor.
Throughout the summer, PASA will be updating you on the hottest African music. Do you have any suggestions? Let us know!
We know you loved their first hit, African Girls, but now Castro & Baby Jet (Ghanaian soccer star Asamoah Gyan) are back! The video for their latest song, Do Da Dance, just came out today, and of course we didn’t want to keep you waiting. Click through to watch the video!
It’s summer time, and that means that all of us on the PASA board are planning great events for you next semester!
We have an amazing event planned for NSO, but we need your help and ideas to make sure the rest of the semester is even better. What do you want to see more of? Every one of you has an opinion, why not share it? Let us know in the comments or let us know on Facebook. Let’s get a discussion going, and hopefully we’ll get some great ideas for next semester’s events.
Welcome to the new PASA blog!
We still have our old website, http://www.dolphin.upenn.edu/pasa/index.htm, but we thought it would be nice to have a blog for quicker updates.
You can also reach us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/penn.pasa and hopefully, soon, on Twitter!