n Journal of Gender, Information and Development in Africa (JGIDA) - Mother, where are you : I've lost my name and my language (the long search of the African American offspring for our African mother land)

Volume 4, Issue 1_2
  • ISSN : 2050-4276
  • E-ISSN: 2050-4284


Mother, where are you; where have you gone? Mother, do you think of us, do you remember us? We are in a land called America, a country called the United States of America - to be exact. We are thirty-eight million strong - woman, men, girls and boys. We are a strong and enduring people... Indeed, your family has grown. In this land, on the other side of the great Atlantic Ocean that separates us; we are teachers, college professors, doctors, lawyers, business people, administrators, entrepreneurs, students, professional athletes and convicts, wards, patients, and 'social specimens'.

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