Baba the StorytellerHere it is 2007 and after many decades I am still repeating the mantra: “Africa is not a country, it is a continent.” It seems I’ve been saying this for so long that my brain just clicks into automatic whenever I’m in situations where I have to say it. You would think that I would spend most of my time chanting this phrase to children but this isn’t the case. I encounter more adults than you could possibly imagine who approach me and ask questions such as; Can you tell me how to say such and such in African?

Amazingly, I haven’t become frustrated at the daunting responsibility of carrying the “Africa is not a Country” banner with me wherever I travel but I’ve got to tell you; it sure is getting heavy after a few decades of holding it.

Dooni, dooni kononi be nyaga da.

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