Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Just one Question...{If you are from Africa why are you white?!}

Absolutely ages ago I got some questions on my blog that I have never 
had a chance to answer.  Well I am trying to get my blog into shape
 & finish off all my draft posts so finally here are a couple!

4.  Julie Tucker-Wolek If you could live anywhere else
 in the world where would it be?

Well that's a good question & one I've given
A LOT of thought to even before you asked it!!

 As a white person in Africa it's something
I've had to give serious consideration to, as,
 even though it's my continent too, and where I was 
born & bred,I am sometimes discriminated against.

{A quote from Mean Girls (movie) - 2004}

I love the thought of living somewhere in Europe, somewhere
where there are lots of artistic people & simple yet
sophisticated living.  Perhaps France, the Netherlands,
or Belgium.  Or one of the Eastern European countries.
I love the UK too but it's not what it was a decade ago.

Of course I would no doubt struggle with anywhere where
the weather was too cold too often as I have always lived
in sunshiney places & I am also aware of the high cost of
living in Europe, & of course the language barrier.

The sad thing is wherever I move to one day will never be home.
I was born & bred in Zimbabwe which is a country now in tatters
& as a result I am one of many, many permanently 'homeless'people...

I am busy working on a couple of layouts I will be able to share soon - yay!!


Paula Calvanico said...

California is a beautiful and warm weather place ;)

It's sad Helen when a country so very rich in ores, minerals and the such which gives it the potential to be so much, yet it falls due to the powers that be.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Thanks for answering my question!! I too would live in Europe ... and I have never considered the White/Africa question -- I always think of Charlize Theron and know that she is from South Africa - so I never would have questioned why someone that is white is from Africa :) I am sorry that you have had to go through prejudices like that :(

yyam said...

I think everyone experiences matter where you live in the world. It is sad when you can't live in your home country and feel displaced. I still live in my home country but with all the urbanization that is going on, it is unrecognizable as the place I grew up in...and makes me sad.

Lizzy Hill said...

Interesting commentary Helen...poor ole Zimbabwe has certainly been through the mill [going through].....I often thank God that I was born & live in Australia....

Lynette Jacobs said...

Interesting answer. I have never even thought of living any other place than right here. Yes there is a lot of unlovely things in our country...but we still maintain a good quality life and I love this crazy, colourful country of ours.

Diana Bewsey said...

I was born in Sth Africa and I am white. We moved to Australia when I was 8yrs old and I still remember the kids at school asking me why I was white not black!