Experiencing Life from a different angle
There are many reasons for why I am going to South Africa. One of them is that I have always known about South Africa 's struggles and achievements since I was very little. Yes, I have watched Shaka Zulu and Sarafina when I was about eight years old. I learned a lot about the great African kingdoms such as the Zulus and how South Africa was settled and colonized in the late 19th century. At the same time, i learned about the Aparheid system and the racial division that accord from 1948 to 1990. In Sarafina, the college students were protesting for Nelson Mandela to be freed and a lot of riots took place. Students were gased, beaten, jailed, and burned. By going to South Africa, I will be able to stand on the soil that all that history took place. As a Cameroonian-American, I can't wait to share and listen to my African brothers and sisters in South Africa. This would be the second time that I have ever gone to the African soil. The last time was when I went to Cameroon at close to two years old and returned eight years later. This experience has transformed me to the person i am today. For me, this also serves as a return to the African continent. I am also interested how they have dealt with forgiveness which is still an issue in the United States and how they dealt with identity which is very relevant to who I am. I hope that by going to South Africa will able to find understand better the questions and issues that i have had to deal with.