n African Renaissance - Opened eyes, opened hearts : three students share their experiences in South Africa

Volume 4 Number 3-4
  • ISSN : 1744-2532
  • E-ISSN: 2516-5305


Biological beauty. The sense of pride in family and country. Racial turmoil. Westernization. The rapid spread of HIV and AIDS. Education and hope. These were only a few of the issues and images that came up when I spoke to three of my peers about their experiences in South Africa. What began as a simple objective, get college students' opinions of Africa before and after they visited, ended up catalyzing three unique and eye-opening discussions. My questions were simple, but Sarita Fritzler, Loretta Brown, and Jeff Lakusta's answers were not. The working title for this article before I had completed my interviews was, "Africa: Before and After." What I learned from these students is their opinions of and experiences in Africa were not quite this cut and dry.

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