TIES THAT BIND by Bitrus and Olabisi Gwamma

Bitrus and Olabisi Gwamma



During an Oscar award ceremony over two decades ago, Ms. Whoopi Goldberg informed her audience that she was not African, but an American. She had been to Africa, seen it, and was unimpressed. Through the lens fashioned by her experiences in the United States, Ms. Goldberg was able to conclude that the continent lacked the socio-cultural indicators that made her whom she was.