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Africa…my Africa
By Ibukun Abraham Lawore

Africa…my Africa
A continent carved out of glory Enriched with fertile soil on which the world grow Decked with bronze, embedded with gold, crowned with ivory The greener pastures land, the land milk flourish and honey flow, Africa! The land of lands, the mother of the lands The cradle civilization took its first stand A land of bounteous harvest: where the rain wet, And the sunshine nurtures what we sow Africa…my Africa… A land where culture, heritage, tradition are ever flowing ripples A relief for hospitality, a tabernacle for harmony and peace With people of diverse culture, yet living and united as one people, Africa! The jewel, God’s Golden Fleece A land harboured by people of great favour and dreams A land where great heroes were first raised A land of hope where smiles and opportunity reflects its dimple! I AM PROUD TO BE AN AFRICAN.

African Cultural Values

Generosity in Always Sharing Food

There are many good hearts in Africa that are always willing to share.

The Huge Importance of Greetings

Greeting shows respect and togetherness among African people.

All Hands Instantly Pitch in to Help

The natural desire to help out publicly someone who is in bad situation.


Most Africans are friendly and loving.

Brotherhood and Sisterhood Beyond Family

The natural love within Africans extends to all people who live in Africa.

Respect and honour for elders

Respect for elders is one of the most important values of Africa.

Regard and appreciation for one’s family

Love within Nuclear and Extended Families are strong and a source of togetherness or unity.

Virtues of forgiveness, harmony and peaceful co-existence

African cherish peace which proceeds forgiveness.

Truth and honesty

Honesty is one of the greatest principles for growth and development.

Unity and cooperation

Together we stand, divided we fall. Africans believe in unity and cooperation.

Silence is an African Value

When there’s something to be said, it will be said; when there’s nothing to be said, silence is perfectly fine.

Eat with the Right Hand

The right hand is for eating food and the left hand is reserved for the unsanitary task of what happens afterward.

African Quotes and Proverbs

Barack Obama

“Africa doesn’t need strong men, it needs strong institutions.”

Junot Diaz

“My African roots made me what I am today. They’re the reason I’m from the Dominican Republic. They’re the reason I exist at all. To these roots I owe everything.”

Nelson Mandela

“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against blank domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”

Kwame Nkrumah

“We face neither East nor West; we face forward”

Thabo Mbeki

“As Africans, we need to share common recognition that all of us stand to lose if we fail to transform our continent.”

Henry Louis Gates

“Let’s face it – think of Africa, and the first images that come to mind are of war, poverty, famine and flies. How many of us really know anything at all about the truly great ancient African civilizations, which in their day, were just as splendid and glorious as any on the face of the earth?”

Robert Mugabe

“We don’t mind having sanctions banning us from Europe. We are not Europeans.”

Cheikh Anta Diop

“European languages must not be considered diamonds displayed under a glass ball, dazzling us with their brilliance.”

Julius Nyerere

“Independence cannot be real if a nation depends upon gifts.”

Nnamdi Azikiwe

“Originality is the essence of true scholarship. Creativity is the soul of the true scholar.”

George Kimble

“The darkest thing about Africa has always been our ignorance of it.”

Nelson Mandela

“I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.”