“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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