“I Would Rather Be Stateless than Nameless”: Names and Heritage in Africa

‘We don’t have arbitrary names for entire families where I come from. Or middle names we never use. We honour the men who contributed to our lives by carrying their names. We are taught the names of our forefathers seven generations deep for a reason. So we don’t forget their sacrifices. So we can claim our heritage with pride and knowledge of our histories.” [READ MORE…]

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One thought on ““I Would Rather Be Stateless than Nameless”: Names and Heritage in Africa

  1. CAPAD (Calling All People of African Descent) is calling on each one of us to pay homage to our ancestors by observing 2 minutes of silence in their honour at noon on the 17th of August. Pass the word around to all PAD’s wherever they are in the world.

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