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Africa is the future. -- Youssou N'dour
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My black friends in America don't believe me. I said, 'Dude, I'm Nigerian American.' 'Word? We thought you were, like, regular black.' What the hell is 'regular black'? Crayola coming out with colors I don't know about? -- Godfrey
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The most beautiful women in the world were African. -- Martin Cruz Smith
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We have awakened. We will not sleep anymore. Today, from now on, there is a new African in the world! -- Kwame Nkrumah
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Black is not a notion. Africa is not a color. Africa is a culture. So you can be pitch black and I am my color but I'm more African than you can ever be because culturally there are certain things that you just don't understand. -- Jihan El-Tahri
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One in four sub-Saharan Africans is Nigerian, and it has 140 million dynamic people - chaotic people - but very interesting people. -- Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
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Inside me I'm Ghanaian, and I'm proud to be African. But of course I'm Italian. I was born in Italy. I've never been to Africa in my life, but I will go one day. -- Mario Balotelli
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Africa is on the move; a new Africa is emerging! -- Barack Obama
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George Kimble said, 'The only thing dark about Africa is our ignorance of it.' So let's start shedding light on this amazing eclectic continent that has so much to offer. -- Euvin Naidoo
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Africa is not just about where you are born. For me, Africa is the whole continent; from south to north, to east to west. -- Angelique Kidjo
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The traditional face of Africa includes an attitude towards man which can only be described as being socialist -- Kwame Nkrumah
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The strange thing about Africa is how past, present and future come together in a kind of rough jazz, if you like. -- Ben Okri
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I'm an American. I'm not an African-American; I'm an American. -- Raven-Symone
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Africa has become the big game of the nation hunters. Today, Africa looms as the greatest commercial, industrial and political prize in the world. -- Marcus Garvey
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When I was younger, I would see shea butter being sold on the street, and I was interested how people were still coating themselves in the theater of Africanism. You see that in dashikis and hairstyles and music. -- Rashid Johnson
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This is my favourite thing about being raised in Africa: we don't do labels very well; we don't do this, 'Oh, you're a Democrat; oh, you're a Republican.' Because we live in the real world. -- Dambisa Moyo
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You'll find in Africans a fantastic amount of heavy space opera and so on, going on ... which makes the colored African very, very interesting to process because he doesn't know why he goes through all these dances ... and why he feels so barbarous ... -- L. Ron Hubbard
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Wherever I've been, and I've been to over 20, maybe 25, countries in Africa, I've noticed how their backbone is broken. They don't have any confidence in themselves. They always think a white man will solve their problems from outside for them. -- Bunker Roy
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I am a tropical black man. -- Shaquille O'neal
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Africa has her mysteries, and even a wise man cannot understand them. But a wise man respects them -- Miriam Makeba
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The moral and intellectual character of the Africans is widely different in different nations. -- Samuel George Morton
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The philosophy of Africanism holds out the hope of a genuine democracy beyond the stormy sea of struggle -- Robert Sobukwe
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The richness of Africa, culturally, is vast. That's the challenge that we have to face, because most of the time, people in the western world, their attention span is really narrow. -- Angelique Kidjo
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Africans need to be kicked, that's the only thing they understand. -- V.s. Naipaul
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All people of African descent, whether they live in North or South America, the Caribbean, or in any part of the world are Africans and belong to the African nation. -- Kwame Nkrumah
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People wonder why I love Africa so much. I say this is where I was born and raised. My roots are in Africa; that's were I developed. -- Dikembe Mutombo
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We have our own script. We have our own calendar. We represent the greatness of Africa's past. We also represent the worst of Africa's present, in terms of poverty. It is the best and the worst of African reality. -- Meles Zenawi
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My family and our neighbors and friends thought of Africa and its Africans as extensions of the stereotyped characters that we saw in movies and on television in films such as 'Tarzan' and in programs such as 'Ramar of the Jungle' and 'Sheena, Queen of the Jungle.' -- Henry Louis Gates
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British. My mother -- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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When most people in the West think about Africa, is their first thought about the game reserves and who's chasing gazelles, or are they looking at Africans as people who are equally equipped to do great things, as in the West? -- Djimon Hounsou
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I don't really frick with Africa cause people are starving to death and that's not ballin' to me. -- Dave Chappelle
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This world was not created piecemeal. Africa was born no later and no earlier than any other geographical area on this globe. Africans, no more and no less than other men, possess all human attributes, talents and deficiencies, virtues and faults. -- Haile Selassie
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I am of the African race, and in the colour which is natural to them of the deepest dye; and it is under a sense of the most profound gratitude to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe. -- Benjamin Banneker
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I am an African. I am white. I, in my humble way, and others in their much more brave way, have earned that right. -- Nadine Gordimer
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Africa, have you seen it? No? Then is it truly there?...And the past, did it happen? And the future, will it come? Believe in your own eyes and you'll get into a lot of trouble'". -- Salman Rushdie
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All I know is that every time I go to Africa, I am shaken to my core. -- Stephen Lewis
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It is the custom on Africa to always produce new and monstrous things.
[Fr., Afrique est coustumiere toujours choses produire nouvelles et monstrueuses.] -- Francois Rabelais
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If one will always have to feel white first, and African second, it would be better not to stay on in Africa -- Nadine Gordimer
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I think Africans are very much like white people back home, in that they think they are the center of the universe and that everything that is done is done for them. -- Alice Walker
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Why is it you can never hope to describe the emotion Africa creates? You are lifted. Out of whatever pit, unbound from whatever tie, released from whatever fear. You are lifted and you see it all from above. -- Francesca Marciano
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I would rather be a member of this [Afrikan] race than a Greek in the time of Alexander, a Roman in the Augustan period, or Anglo-Saxon in the nineteenth century. -- Edward Wilmot Blyden
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I'd been told that when you first put your feet on African ground, you'll be hit by a feeling of overwhelming understanding, like you've returned home and suddenly belong. Quite frankly, I didn't feel that. -- Jill Scott
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From way up here, Southern Africa looks like a creature that's rolled over to expose the vast curve of a mottled brown belly with a grey tracery of veins. -- Miranda Sherry
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The world owes an ecological debt to the African continent. -- Francois Hollande
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Everyone is related to Africa; everyone comes from Africa. We are all distant relatives. -- Damian Marley
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Africa is the continent that the rest of the world prefers not to think about. -- Richard Corliss
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One cannot resist the lure of Africa. -- Rudyard Kipling
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IN THE HEART OF AFRICA By Sir Samuel W. Baker, -- Samuel White Baker
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I was adopted my black Americans, I feel that I'm a 'Hybrid'. When I'm around Africans'I suddenly feel very black American. And when I'm around black Americans'I feel very North African. North Africa and black America are both the creators of Kola Boof. -- Kola Boof
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I am always asked, 'You grew up in Africa?' Every time I introduce a film, or I'm interviewed, 'You grew up in Africa?' -- Claire Denis
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I want to remind all Africans, please come to Africa. It's right across the water. Come look at yourselves. Momma is waiting. -- Geronimo Pratt
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Africa is my continent. It is where I opened my eyes. -- Djimon Hounsou
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The power that holds Africa is human, and it is recognized that whatsoever man has done, man can do. -- Marcus Garvey
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Football gives the African people hope, a true motivation for their life. -- Marcel Desailly
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After Nigeria, we are the second biggest black African nation. We are the headquarters of the African Union. We are the only African country that has never been colonized. This is perhaps the last surviving African civilization. -- Meles Zenawi
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I never thought I'd be with an African, someone so different, from this tiny village."
Sophie -- Angela Nicoara
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You cannot sing African music in proper English -- Fela Kuti
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The drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth. -- Mary Mcleod Bethune
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Never complete. Never whole.
White skin and an African soul. -- Michelle Frost
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Never be shamed of being Afrikan -- Thomas Sankara
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Africa is a land of dreams and memories. It is rifts of remembrance stitched together with the sighs of time. -- Deanna Raybourn
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I believe in supporting African solutions to African problems. -- Donald M. Payne
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The African, because of the violent differences between what was native and what he was forced to in slavery, developed some of the most complex and complicated ideas about the world imaginable. -- Amiri Baraka
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So many times I've encountered people who are just kind of like, 'Yeah, Nigeria,' and, you know, thump their chest and seem very sure of, like, being Nigerian. And I'm just kind of, like, I wish I could be that sure. -- Helen Oyeyemi
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Read a different Africa. Love a vibrant Africa. -- Kiru Taye
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It would be good for us Africans to accept ourselves as we are and recapture some of the positive aspects of our culture. -- Wangari Maathai
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When we play at the World Cup, any African will back any African team. Because we want to hear the different approach to African football. We want to hear that Africans can do well, and Africans do well. -- Yaya Toure
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We must learn to live the African way. It's the only way to live in freedom and with dignity -- Thomas Sankara
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In black Africa, one does not strike, one does not express, one walks right. -- Yannick Noah
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Traditionally, Africans hate governments. They hate tyranny. -- George Ayittey
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Africans ... their tired. They're tired of being the subject of everybody's charity and care. We are grateful, but we know that we can take charge of our own destinies if we have the will to reform. -- Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
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There is always something new coming out of Africa. -- Aristotle.
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My trainer, George Francis, used to train a lot of African boxers. They're hungry guys, man. They've got no trainers, got nothing. They're so hungry to do boxing, to make some money. -- Frank Bruno
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Our cultural roots are the most ancient in the world. The spiritual concepts of our Ancestors gave birth to religious thought African people believe in the oneness of the African family through sacred time, which unites the past, the present and the future. Our Ancestors live with us. -- Marimba Ani
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Africans are on the front lines of humanitarian efforts, distributing life-saving aid in dangerous environments. Africans comprise the vast majority of peacekeepers in civil conflict on that continent. Africans for the most part lead peace negotiations for the wars being fought in Africa. -- John Prendergast
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The white man is not indigenous to Africa. Africa is for Africans. Zimbabwe is for Zimbabweans. -- Robert Mugabe
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I have a lot of African-American friends. -- Larry Pressler
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What if I told you every single person in America - every single person on Earth - is African? With a small scrape of cells from the inside of anyone's cheek, the science of genetics can even prove it. -- Spencer Wells
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Africa the place is forever obscured by the shadow of Africa the notion. -- Andrew Rice
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Only with the greatest of simplifications, for the sake of convenience, can we say Africa. In reality, except as a geographical term, Africa doesn't exist. -- Ryszard Kapuscinski
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Westerners have aggressive problem-solving minds; Africans experience people. -- Kenneth Kaunda
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Africa is a continent that provides so much for the existence of the rest of the world. We go around the world and cultivate so many things. -- Djimon Hounsou
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Too often we learn everything about how an African dies, but nothing about how he lives. But they learn and live and love and dream just like we do. That's not to say there are not a hell of a lot of problems in Africa. But there is also another side to that story. -- Henning Mankell
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I'm honoured when Africa recognises me -- Angelique Kidjo
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Babyluv: If you need an anchor to hold your place in the world-not Boo'ya Moon but the one we shared, use the african. You know how to get it back. Kisses-at least a thousand, Scott
P.S. Everything the same. I love you. -- Stephen King
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American means white, and Africanist people struggle to make the term applicable to themselves with ethnicity and hyphen after hyphen after hyphen. -- Toni Morrison
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I consider myself West African, among other cultural identities, and a writer, among other creative ones. -- Taiye Selasi
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Being from Africa is the best thing that could have ever, ever happened to me. I cannot see it any other way. All of my fundamental principles that were instilled in me in my home, from my childhood, are still with me. -- Hakeem Olajuwon
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The education I received was a British education, in which British ideas, British culture, British institutions, were automatically assumed to be superior. There was no such thing as African culture. -- Nelson Mandela
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There is always something new out of Africa. -- Pliny The Elder
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I'm not your expert on Africa or animals or whatever. I'm not a travel writer or maker of documentaries. I was someone who doesn't know very much, trying to communicate. -- Michael Palin
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We believe that African football is among the best in the world and very much characterized the Puma brand mentality, which is to win. -- Jochen Zeitz
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We all evolved out of the same three or four groups in Africa, as black Africans. -- Craig Venter
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I am a Negro: Black as the night is black, Black like the depths of my Africa. -- Langston Hughes
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Africa can stun you in an instant. It can throw floods and drought and disease at you, sometimes all at the same time. In the next moment, it will tease you with its magnificent beauty, so even if you don't forget, you can find a way to forgive. Ultimately, it keeps you coming back for more. -- Jacqueline Novogratz
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The unschooled European mind, inclined to rational reduction, to pigeonholing and simplification, readily pushes everything African into a single bag and is content with facile stereotypes. -- Ryszard Kapuscinski
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Inspiration, in its rich variety, must be present in any discussion about Africa. We need role models - they are essential to the advancement of our society. -- Richard Attias
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The Western stereotype of Africa and its black citizens as devoid of reason and, therefore, subhuman was often shared by white master and black ex-slave alike. -- Henry Louis Gates
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I can't be a South African without being an African first. -- Evans Biya
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I am the hero of Africa. -- Idi Amin