I would much rather be speaking/thinking/dreaming in "TwiKongo" with a Yoruba accent than speaking "Twinglish" any day o!Originally Posted by Obadele Kambon
I think if we look at the collective practice of our traditions as a whole pre-krakkker/arab then we will see the model of original foundational Afrikan identity. In any one society individually we may be able to point out the flaws that led to the fragments, but collectively we have the spirit of what it means to be an Afrikan society/nation.
Like most people identify as "Afrikan" with the assumption of a cultural unity there that encompasses many regional/ethnic expressions of that Afrikanness. So if there is a cultural unity of Afrikan traditions and those traditions become fragmented, is it unreasonable to seek the original foundation/intention through a pluralistic approach?
There is the benefit there in that if one particular tradition does not highlight a particular Afrikan concept/practice (as a result of the Maafa) or if any particular practice has become corrupted (as a result of the Maafa), then the original meaning can be found and preserved in another Afrikan tradition. For example, many traditions have a concept similar to Sankɔfa (i.e. Kebuka amongst the Bakongo), but how many Afrikans in the diaspora are the most familiar with the Akan concept of sankɔfa above others?