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Reflection: The family is like the forest, if you are outside it is dense, if you are inside you see that each tree has its own position (Akan).
For most, home is not just a physical structure like a house; it is the dynamics of the intimate membership and connections between related people. Memories are created, values are shared, and lives are forever affected.
Please take a moment to share your voice on the development of your ethnic and self identities at home. Is it a result of interacting with siblings, parents, or extended family? Think about the rules of the home whether in Africa or once you emigrated.
1. How were your ethnic and self identities developed and nurtured in the home?
2. Did your parents or family use special ways to teach you implicit and explicit roles and expectations at home?
3. How do you preserve the beautiful, rich customs and traditions of your culture?
Feel free to comment on all of the above questions, select a couple, or pose and respond to yours (as long as it is in the context of culture and home).
Thanks for sharing and let’s get to talking!!!