As Told by Aminata: What happened to the Pan-Africanist spirit?

This week’s article is going to be a conversation. Although it will be my views on the page, I hope that we can work through our thoughts and ideas together. As a Euro-Africana Studies independent major (it always goes back to that), I have loved getting to learn about Africa and our ties not only to Europe but the Americas as well. The African diaspora is filled with so many incredibly diverse experiences and narratives, and one could learn about them over a whole lifetime. As a young African woman, navigating through my time here in the United States and other parts of the Americas, in other African countries (aside from my birthplace, Tanzania) and experiences in Europe, the question of what it means to be African has come up several times.