Kudzai – I Will Mention It
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[Kudzai – I Will Mention It]
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When I tell them that she calls me by name from afar, they do not understand. When I tell them that the longer I stay apart from her, the more something within me begins to slowly but surely die- they don’t understand. But I don’t expect them to understand you see. For the media had done nothing but paint my mama Africa as war, poverty, HIV, hungry children and corruption. And usually I just stand on the side lines and say “Well, that’s fine. As long as I know the entire truth right?” but no enough is enough I will not stand on the side lines any longer as they humiliate my mama Africa. For to define Africa by the 5 things I have mentioned is nothing but an insult. Who is gonna mention that from Africa arises a colourful ubuntu- a people who despite adverse conditions finds a joy from within, Who is gonna mention that? That each day, business is growing and blooming in Africa. Who is gonna mention that? That the so called development of the developed world is based so much on Africa’s diamonds, gold, oil, coffee, tea and so on. Who is gonna mention that? That Africa is actually the wealthiest continent in term of natural resources. Who is gonna mention that? Well, if the media won’t then I will. So seat down and relax as I take you on a journey to see the part of Africa that has failed to make its way through modern media.
I will mention that in 2011 Africa was home to 7 of the world’s top 10 fastest growing economies. I will mention it. That each year over 80 billion dollars of foreign investment is put into Africa and over the past decade trade has tripled because they do see potential but you never see that on the news because it’s not worth talking about, but I will mention it. That Africa provides 80% of the world’s coltan. Coltan is a metal used to make our cellphones, our laptops and so the more modern society begins to rely on electrical devices guess where they gonna go for more coltan? Africa!! I will mention it. The same Africa that is home to majestic places like Kilimanjaro (the tallest free standing mountain in the world, Victoria Falls (the largest sheet of falling water), need I mention the animals? We are blessed to have lions and cheetahs and elephants all roaming free in the wild while many nations only get to experience that in the zoo. I will mention it.
Within her lies my rukuvhute-my umbilical code so me and her have a deep connection that is beyond the understandable. For that reason I remain a proud African who will keep on mentioning what the media has failed to see as news. And as a proud African I am proud to mention that the once proclaimed dark continent now has beams of light. Light of hope, light of potential and I will mention it.
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