Ghana Trip 2011 by Nony Onyeador

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.

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Study Abroad: Share your Story

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?

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What do YOU want to see from PASA next semester?

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.