Friday, November 21, 2008
The truth about the African Diaspora!
What does the Rain People motto: "One Tribe, Many Voices"
Who is the African Diaspora and what do we have to say?
Anglo-centric Black American people of the African Diaspora never give much thought to the fact that the majority of Africans do not speak English as their primary language.
Nor do they realize that the majority of Africans in Africa are multi-lingual; speak their own ethnic language and the languages of their neighbors as well as the language of the former colonizers.
There are an estimated 2,000 languages spoken on the African continent and millions speak Portuguese, Spanish, French, Dutch, Arabic and Italian.
I think it is fair to say that Africans have many voices and if you want to hear what Africans have to say; you must take time to learn another language!