Once every few years, there comes along a truly brilliant idea.
(Although to be fair, these days that happens every few days, thanks to human advancement.
But I digress.)
I recently discovered the website "Humans of New York" and was truly inspired by the people and their stories. I was inspired by the founder of the website, the person who looked at all of those people and thought, "Every single one of them has a life, just as vivid as my own. I wonder what thats like."
It suddenly dawned on me.
People get to know other people more by their stories.
More so than these overall, grand stories that attempt to explain things in general.
Here we have been for a few months, desperately trying to tell you about Africans and what it's actually like growing up here. When what we should have been doing is letting Africa speak for itself.
So for this reason, whatitmeanstobeafrican.com will from next week begin to feature stories of individual Africans, good stories, bad, stories, funny stories, sad stories. Just ordinary people living their ordinary lives.
Let it be known that it was inspired by Humans of New York.
We hope that this will give you a better, deeper understanding of the African people from individual perspectives.