WEIRD QUESTIONS I GET ASKED ABOUT AFRICA
I find it surprising when people think Africa is a country and most times I find it annoying when asked this questions that my reply comes of as rude. I am like, Africa is a continent with 52 countries and Ghana is a country in Africa, it’s just like saying the whole of south-east Asia is a country and countries like Indonesia and Philippines are cities.
Well as a matter of fact I am so over this questions. There are instances when I get so pissed I reply, boo didn’t you do geography in school or your WiFi is limited to Facebook and Instagram?, And they reply I am rude …well of course i know it sounds rude but hey i am unapologetic about it.
It shocks me how in this day and age when everything is on the internet but most people appear shallow minded. I most times get so pissed of explaining that I just say yeah Africa its a country. I have gotten used to being asked those questions that when someone asks where I am from, i just say Africa. Whilst some people are content with it, others who appear to be learned will then ask which country in Africa, then i smile and know, i can actually have a conversation with this one, cause basically who wants to keep explaining themselves over things which are easy to come across on the internet when you really what to know. Well i don’t…
Then there are those ridiculous questions of is it safe there? I am like is it safe in your country? my country is like any country which has its fair share of robberies now and then and there are always the bad nuts in every country so why does it make my country incredible dangerous than yours which even have serial killers? And they are like no offence but you know its Africa and I am like what is wrong with Africa and then they are like you know, you know ,and i am like
but I never get an answer. I feel like africa has been branded in a lot of bad light that people feel like is the worse place on earth that cause them to ask silly questions not thinking about who calls there home.I just think people should research before asking silly questions as I get asked a lot of this silly questions. On which i get asked recently is, how did you learn to speak good English since you come from Africa? i am like what did i just hear? you really had to go there?
It doesn’t surprise me really as people think we don’t have educational systems and we still live in jungles and mud houses and speak some strange African language that speaking english was impossible. I don’t want to answer such questions particularly but I will say, go to Ghana and strike a conversation in english with someone and you will be surprised they speak fluent english. For christ sake we were colonised by the british and we use their curriculum which made english compulsory for every Ghanaian student. We dont walk around in some plantain leaves and rear lions. We are civilised.
The African continent have been painted so black that most people think that everyone from African is either a bad person or swallow minded.Well really I think people should read and stop asking silly questions and making weird assumptions.
Damn I am so pissed……….
I don’t blame this people sometimes as the pictures people know of Africa is poverty,hunger and the bad parts never the good parts which is really truly sad. I wish the world will see Africa in a different light. As the continent which has been under colonisation and trying to build up its countries to meet the world platform among the corruption it experences.Till then is hope for Africa for every African wo can relate.
What assumption have you made about Africa? Have you been asked weird question about Africa? Let me know in comments down below.
Until then I am out cooling off……lol