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'Things Fall Apart' author Chinua Achebe dies at 82

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Maarodi   

Wadani;929340 wrote:
I expected more from u coofle. I can respect a Somali who says he/she's not black because he refuses to have his identity subsumed under an arbitrary racial category devised by European anthropologists; one unknown to his/her forefathers. Our nomadic forefathers were Muslim, then Somali, then their clan, then their sub clan...and so on. This is how identity was conceptualized within the Somali context....and it cannot be considered self-hate to continue with this method of self-indentifying if one chooses to do so.

 

But if one claims they aren't black to escape from his 'africaness' due to the internalization of the ineherent inferiority of the African vis a vis Europeans/Middle Easterners etc....then yes that's classic self-hatred.

 

Which do u fall under Coofle? Is caddee baan ku idhi.

I think you guys are making the same argument albeit from different angles. I think what Coofle is saying is that these constructed categories do not accurately describe people (black, white, yellow etc). People come in different shades, hues and variations. Technically it would be inaccurate to call someone black or white unless they looked like these cats

 

yin_yan_cats.jpg

 

:o I couldn't resist. Love those cats.

 

Achebe was a great African author. I was a bit shocked and saddened by his death but inaa lilahi wa inna ilahi raajii'un,

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Coofle   

Maarodi;929492 wrote:
I think you guys are making the same argument albeit from different angles. I think what Coofle is saying is that these constructed categories do not accurately describe people (black, white, yellow etc). People come in different shades, hues and variations. Technically it would be inaccurate to call someone black or white unless they looked like these cats

 

yin_yan_cats.jpg

:o
I couldn't resist. Love those cats.

 

Achebe was a great African author. I was a bit shocked and saddened by his death but inaa lilahi wa inna ilahi raajii'un,

Afkaaga caano lagu qabay.... I should start a whole threat about why Somalis are not Africans.

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Coofle;930850 wrote:
Afkaaga caano lagu qabay.... I should start a whole threat about why Somalis are not Africans.

Not africans? Wth. so which continent r we from?

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