My Experience Made Me Love Africa
I was fortunate enough to make my first trip to Africa at the age of 22! After my first trip to Egypt I wanted to go to Africa again and again. As a result, my life and level of consciousness changed. Traveling to Ethiopia, Egypt, Ghana and Israel gave me invaluable experiences.
My experiences in these great lands are in this book and I hope my stories help to motivate more black people in America to travel to Africa to experience African culture at its roots. African culture is so rich. My travels to Africa made me appreciate and love the culture of black people even more.
I love Africa so much! Going to Africa help me understand some things I couldn’t find in the books. I gained a wealth of knowledge from my journeys to Africa. This book is about what I experienced in Ghana, Ethiopia, Israel, and Egypt. I hope my book inspire them to go to Africa.
When I was a young boy I was told that Africa was a dark uncivilized continent. I use to hear my family members bragging about how when they get their passport they were going to Europe (Paris) all the time. But it was something in me that wanted to go to Africa. I was blessed to make my first trip to Africa at the age of 22 years old! At the age of 38 now I have been to Africa more than 12 times.
Visiting the Bole international museum in Ethiopia was an inspirational moment for me. I was in the basement of the museum and there was Lucy (Dinkenesh) an ancient female skeleton from the Afar region. She is believed to be the mother of all humanity by some. I was mind blown to see the oldest complete fossil remains known to man. Going to the Blue Nile falls known as Tis Is sat in Amharic, when translated, means smoking water was a very awesome experience for me.
Going to Egypt and Ghana was a dream come true for me. But Egypt was incredible. The sphinx and the Pyramids had a force on them that connected me with nature. I was out in the desert for about 2 hours with no sense of time. It seem as if time didn’t exist anymore.
Accra the capital of Ghana since 1877 is one of my favorite places to travel. The available history we have today tended to suggest that a large number of black people in America are from West Africa. I like Accra the whole city is fascinating. I was taught that Africa was all jungle, but I learned that wasn’t true when I found out about the National Theatre in Ghana.