"I am not African because I was born in Africa but because Africa was born in me."
I'm currently stuck in an airport hotel, after my flight yesterday was cancelled. Still, I am super excited because, I am going home! I am looking forward to family (including little ones I haven't yet met), sun (all 30 degrees of it) and that feeling of groundedness that is elusive everywhere else.
I look forward to meeting in person, a bunch of interesting and inspiring people who I've virtually met along this Afri-love journey. Including some who've shared their passions in interviews. And I look forward to sharing some juicy discoveries and insights "from the ground".
Nkrumah's quote is especially poignant for me today, as I sit here in anticipation. He captures so well, that hard-to-describe feeling that I've resorted to referring to as … Afri-love.
Last week on the blog
Here is a recap, in case you missed anything:
- Tahrir Squared: Multiplying the effect across the world
- 5 reasons why design matters: an argument for African parents, businesses and other skeptics
- An interview with artist, photographer and writer, Kameelah Rasheed
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Have a great week everybody, be proud and be inspired!