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29 May 2017

Top Ten Fears of Africans in Diaspora

Here are top ten fears of Africans in diaspora. Of course, according to the majority of Africans overseas, being in Africa is way better than relocating to a foreign country.

And regardless of their different fates oversees; these Africans expressed how badly they wished they could get their return ticket to Africa and never look back. Worse yet, these Africans couldn’t hesitate from hiding their deep fears about Africa–which, when heard, can give any African a second thought about moving to any country or state overseas. Here are 10 such fears of africans in diaspora:

(1) How can I return to Africa when am not successful?

This is one of the common fears of africans in diaspora. If you’re an African in Diaspora and you’ve never asked yourself this question, then I probably know you; you are a son or daughter of an African Tycoon, right? For the rest of the Africans oversees, returning home without massive amounts of wealth is not something you’re planning to do, right? possibly your whole village will be waiting for you at the airport, and you’ll be buying lunch and paying bus fares for thousands of your loving villagers? To be safe, just continue staying abroad if whatever you’ve made is not enough to take care of everyone in your rural community.

(2) Will the political instability in Africa kill me?

Returning back home may not be a difficult thing for the lucky few who have accumulated a significant amount of wealth abroad. But returning to Africa immediately after an election or just before election is not something a wise person would ever think of doing.

 (3) What will I do without a health insurance?


It was recently discovered that there are two types of racism: inborn racism and acquired one. And while inborn racism may be as simple as, say, “being black and resenting all the whites or vice versa”. Acquired racism, on the other hand, is far worse.

First, you travel abroad and then forget everything about your childhood. And regardless of how black you are, you start viewing yourself as white; as a result, you resent your own kind–the black something.
 Now, if I’m allowed to ask, did you have health insurance while you were growing up (somewhere near a stream or in the middle of a maize plantation). And since you didn’t, are you dead?

(4) I have married a European. How will I convince him (or her) to come with me back to Africa?

Simple; don’t convince anybody. Just come and let your “white” wife or husband follow you. If she/he doesn’t follow you, you were never loved in the first place. Jilt. And that, in fact, is enough an excuse to get yourself an African Queen or King (if we have any).

(5) Will I find a good school for my kids in Africa?

Really? Did you study in Africa? If you didn’t, that’s fine–to some extent. But if it’s your African education that got you that job abroad, your kids should be somewhere in Africa walking barefooted to school. And if you were unlucky to study abroad all through, don’t be too self centered. Your kids need an opportunity to study in Africa.

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