I would like to hear from you guys, what is the first thing you think about Africa.
I would greatly appreciate it if you"re honest.
I lived in Toronto, where there's a big Somali community. I have many Somali friends. Even though Somalis aren't Arabs, they have a lot in common with Arabs due to the shared history. (Many people think Somalis are Arabs because Somalia is politically part of the Arab world, but most Somalis don't identify as Arab.)
I also have some Sudanese friends. My understanding is that some Sudanese people identify as Arab but others don't. Regardless, Sudanese people have a lot in common with Arabs as well.
I've been to Cairo, Egypt. Didn't like it. It was too overcrowded and overwhelming for me. I've been told I'd like Alexandria more.
I've also been to Morocco. Amazing food. Moroccan tea is the best tea, and I had tagine all day every day when I was there.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of my favourite writers. I really loved her book Americanah.
I've also been told that Chinua Achebe is a great writer, although I've never read any of his books. One day I will.
I'd like to visit Sub-Saharan African someday, but I don't know where to go. There are a lot of places.
I know that people often have a stereotype of Africa as "that place that needs aid", but I try to educate myself. Africa is an entire continent and it's very diverse and rich with culture.
Yes, the majority of responses will probably consist of the typical stereotypes held by non-Africans.
For me, it is easiest, to sum it up with one word. "UBUNTU"