I Want to Go to Africa

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    For the longest time, I had no desire to travel outside of my country. As I get older and people continue to ask me "where are you from?". I want to know and be able to answer them. Growing up I felt that there was not much to be proud of as an African American. I learn that many...
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    Jul 21, 2013

    My American Dream

    For a very long time, it has been my dream to go to Africa. I have even entertained thoughts of living in Africa for period of time... When I tell people that I want to go to Africa, oftentimes they will question why; it's not exactly an easy question to answer, at least for me...
    Magickintheair Magickintheair
    4 Responses Aug 30, 2008

    I have been doing a lot of research on my roots

    and the roots of all people in Africa and I have discovered that despite what many people think African does not mean black. I have recently been doing research on North Africa mostly and have found that as far back as 20 generations in certain families there were light skin...
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    1 Response Feb 21, 2015

    I am African and live in a country called

    Namibia. Its absolutely stunning and so is the rest of Africa. I honestly wish everyone abroad got the opportunity to come to Africa and witness all its beauty and I absolutely hate how the media only highlights the negativity surrounding our continent. I hope all of you get the...
    JustAnAfricanGirl JustAnAfricanGirl
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 7, 2015

    I Found Out That Living My Dream Is Quite Easy

    I always thought that everybody wants to go and volunteer, do something meaningful and help. "Give more than you take" as we always say to each other with my broher. then I learned that not everybody wants this, and I decided that I have to do it and maybe help someone...
    Jarka123 Jarka123
    18-21, F
    4 Responses May 26, 2009

    I Have Wanted To Go To Africa For Years

    For as long as I can remember I have wanted to go to Africa. South Africa in particular. I don't know why. And I suppose it is a dream that has never gone away. As I have gotten older I've learnt all about the political unrest there, and understood more about the social side...
    Cuitadella Cuitadella
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 14, 2012

    ..and One Day I Will..

    I want to go to Africa, and I know one day I will make that dream come true.  I feel like it would be another life changing and humbling experience (which is what I live for), to visit the country.  I think that sometimes, we as Americans, forget how blessed we...
    UnperfectAngel UnperfectAngel
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Feb 9, 2009


    Africa,I'd love to go,Among the animals,Wild as can be,Who knows?One day,I might.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Dec 1, 2011


    My parents fell in love there...from my mother's description of her time there, it is a place of both great beauty and also tragedy.  It is so rich in history, and possibly the birthplace of human life on this planet.  I can't help but feel connected to it.
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    1 Response Aug 24, 2008


    We all came from Africa. The "Out of Africa" theory pretty much proves that. I would love to see the tribes, hear their music, see them dance and look at the amazing art. Of course there is the fantastic  wildlife too :)
    strawberrybootlaces strawberrybootlaces
    26-30, M
    2 Responses May 24, 2012

    One Day

    One day I will go to Africa, with the help of God, and listen to people share their stories. I'd like to smile at people, and, if I can, help put a smile on their faces too. I want to show people who don't know it that they are special, and that there is a place for them to live...
    iwillclimbeverest iwillclimbeverest
    3 Responses Mar 30, 2012


    Why haven't I been yet this is an injustice! I'm African and I haven't been to my own continent...
    CoupeBibamba CoupeBibamba
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 7, 2008

    My Mission

    I have a mission. All my life, I have taken and used all the things around me, without knowing really where they came from. As I got older, I realized that things are not just handed too us. We have to work for them, and if we do not work hard enough, we lie forgotten. If we do...
    kaykers kaykers
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Aug 21, 2007

    i want to go to Africa

    so badly. have been wanting to do that for 3 years now but finance won't allow it at the moment. i am so in love with Africa, its food, its people, culture, the warmth love n friendliness, ...everything about it is just so beautiful. I will keep on trying n not give up. I will...
    AyahyaMma AyahyaMma
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 2, 2015
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