African Roots Episode #138 November 25, 2011

This Week's Pod Cast

 

Welcome back to the African Roots Podcast. You can always reach me at AfricanRootsPodcast@gmail.com

Well I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving holiday and hope that you are taking some time to relax and enjoy your day. I know many of your are braving the crowds and shopping. I am amazed at how folks get into the shopping. It’s kind of like Thanksgiving Day you pause and give thanks and then rush out the door to spend money. Thankfully I am not into that scene and can relax. I am looking forward to spending time with a genea-mentor who has inspired me to write and focus on the region where my ancestors lived. She is Dr. Agnes Kane Callum.

It is perhaps now time for us to also take the time to tell our own stories and to document our own communities. Embrace the geographic are and make it our own. If no one is writing about it, then perhaps it it time that we write about it ourselves!

Our story is worth telling!

Perhaps this is a good time to also listen—to the elders, a teacher, a mentor, a friend–record the story and share it! As I prepare to go and listen to my mentor, I shall also send a thank you message to a teacher who affected my life to move forward. Go to StoryCorps, to get inspired and then listen to someone.

I hope you have a similar moment to pause, reflect, thank a teacher or mentor, and listen to someone, today.

Thanks for listening and as always, keep listening, keep documenting and keep sharing what you find!

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