Monday, 26 October 2009

What Do You See?


 

I saw the birth of my dreams, I saw my foundation, I also saw the future for my yet unborn child,I saw a people as a whole with warmth, the beauty Mother nature gave us, (Victoria Falls, the Namib desert, the wildlife, the jaccarandas) I saw education values, I saw resourcefulness, I saw resources (diamonds, gold, oil, farming, coal,copper, educated people)I saw how I might be from the South I will relate to some-one from the East or West side of Africa! I saw history - the pyramids, Gora Island, Robben Island, Great Zimbabwe. I saw the cities. I saw the pride that we live with inside our hearts, I heard our many languages, I heard our great rythms. Yes, I also saw the dark-side, I saw the civil war in Darfur, I saw the Aids pandemic, I saw poverty, I saw the pain we go through in the diaspora to be who we are, I saw the struggle of past and present, I saw the stereo-types they give us, I saw the silent tears we've shed just because of where we are from, I saw it all BUT I also saw HOPE!!


Kwame Nkurumah, Kofi Anan, Julius Nyerere, King Mswati, Nelson Mandela, Wole Soyinka, Fela Kuti, Mansa of Mali - Salif Keita, Angelique Kidjoe, Miriam Makeba, Idris Elba, Thomas Sankara, Djimon Hounsou, Wale Ogunleye, JayJay Okocha, Didier Drogba, Queen Nzinga, Agbani Darego, Winnie Mandela, Brenda Fassie, Kirsty Coventry, Tshaka, Caster Semenya, Chimamanda Adichie, Tsitsi Dangarembgwa, Petina Gappah, the Masai warriors and many more are all children of Mama Africa
Africa rises and stands tall and with children like all you here on Blogville, she beams with pride...
When you see this map what comes to mind and what do you see??
PS:And as I happily sing 'I am leaving this place now, letting go of all my fears, saying good-bye to the memory I hold dear, I can finally breath again, its a new day farewell past, as I close this chapter, I set free at last!' This is no Jay-Z type of retirement(did that one before) this time its real.. I would like to introduce you to my fellow Zimbabwean bloggers ie my homies/top aces/chynas (a la Jigga-style shoutouts @ the end of his concerts) : I stalk her blog and we have our own lil chatroom on her comments page my girl Vimbai , MyBestFriend'sLittleSister she's a newbie blogger and her blogs hold memories of home, Hadassah a yummy mummy to be , Daughter of Eve gots to love her , my lawyer who's the definition of fabulosity ZimChic , repping Zim in Sweden and with style Emilia , she's my lil sis/chyna deep with words and I heart her to bits Non-Non ,his blog is of his trips around the world but this man has a lot to say..actually as I type this I had a Eureka moment..Super you remind me of Simon Cowell..lol.. Superstar! & a dapper, swagger-fied(yes its a word) man who's yet to blog but ladies trust that he's smoove & great with words ProfChicago . I had overlooked her but she's made sure I add her to that list otherwise she'll come after me..he-he but y'all already know her MissDefMaybe . So do visit their pages for some good ol' Southern loving! Stay true to yourselves, love some of u and as always Happy Sexing xoxo


47 comments:

Tigeress said...

1st

Tigeress said...

Am i reading right? U leaving? u're bidding us farewell? Let me go back and read.

Naughty Eyes said...

I feel so sad...

Naughty Eyes said...

The rain outside matches my mood as I read this. I feel so sad... Love you Shona...

ShonaVixen said...

@Tigeress - yes you are first!! and yep u're reading right m bidding y'all farewell and m sorry no prior warning on that one ay twinny..lol!!

@NaughtyEyes - My twitboo don't be sad!! m here for ya *wink*wink*

Rita said...

Shona...after we Nigerianized you...you want to leave us?

All the best and please dont go to far :-)

ShonaVixen said...

@Rita - Ay once Nigerianised, forever Nigerianised!!..lol...and thanks!!

My Bestfriend's Little Sister(MBLS) said...

Shona thank-you for the shout out!
Shona is it true you're saying farewell when I just started blogging! You will be missed!

ShonaVixen said...

@MBLS - Ay its all about Southern loving..I handover the Zim flag to y'all and fly it high as always!!
I'll still be following all my fave blogs so you'll see me over @ your digs!!

Parakeet said...

I really love that post...I'll check out the new blog and in as mush as I dont wanna say goodbye, I know u've made the right decision.

xx

ShonaVixen said...

Because I felt the true essence of this post was being lost..I've deleted part of the post but you'll see the comments above were part of the old post...

ShonaVixen said...

@Parakeet - Thanks sis..for everything and one of my blessings from Blogville coz I know u're of the great friendships I've made that transcend beyond blog world!!(((hugs))

Super star! said...

What do i see: boundaries that are nonexistent on the ground.

Simon Cowell....bodo kwete, him of white t shirts and pleated trousers?? i wonder what possessed you. Dhimoni chairo

Azazel said...

Sad very sad

Nice Anon said...

I knew the end was near. Oh well farewell and do come around to visit.

Myne Whitman said...

I see Africa, my heart my home....

But why are you leaving? Will you be doing blog rounds? All the best dear.

TRYBES said...

But why? :(

Vimbai said...

Musikana, you really hit the nail on the head with this post. If i wasn't lying in bed with my laptop on my tummy, i would have been bouncing up and down on it wanting to scream...

EXACTLY!!!

You ka, we're just waiting for your collection of poems and short stories. I smell Greatness upon us

PS Thanks for the blog-love!

Miss Definitely Maybe said...

nxa Shona how can thou betray me like this, i;ve only been gone a minute and I have been skipped from this list. You such a Judas Iscariot

ShonaVixen said...

@Superstar! - LOL!! Ko y madhimoni?? what I meant was Simon's cockiness reminds me of you!!Yes, you are cocky..LOL!!and well Simon does wear a suit well doesnt he? (m trying to pacify calling u cocky..lol!!)

@Azazel - What's making you sad? The thought of Africa?

@NiceAnon - and visit I'll try my best to visit..one never forgets their loved ones!!

@MyneWhitman - i love that one - Africa = my heart, my home!! I heart Africa too!! Yes I'll still be doing blog rounds or try too..i'll definitely come to yours coz well m hooked on that story!!

@Trybes - Moving onto bigger n brighter things..guess its not goodbye but see you later! So dont be sad :)

@Vimbai - Hesi dhiya!!And Greatness is upon you thats why this girl has to focus on the bigger picture..I will be sending you a signed copy and in return you buy 20 copies..lol! You know m not gone from your spot though coz thats my chill out zone!!

@MDM - Gurrrrrllll!! Where u been? I stalked n stalked n stalked ya till i gave up..and thought i might as well throw in the towel..so its kinda your fault!..lol!! LOL@ Judas Iscariot..so Zimbabwean..LOL!! Sorry boo how about I amend that list and put u back there..but where u been though?Heeeeh???

Hadassah said...

Oh Gosh not you! you are leaving! When I saw the map I looked for Zimbabwe first yey! But Akon song started playing in my head---- Mama Africa.

Thanks for the shout out! Still sad you are leaving!

ShonaVixen said...

@Hadassah - You do know I put that map to also school those who actually don't know where Zimbabwe is on the African map :)...aaah that Akon song reminds me of a trip to Gatwick when that song was on repeat coz we were going to visit Mama Africa!!
I will still visit all my Southern spots and yours especially coz of lil bundle of joy coming soon :)! Thanks for the love u've given me on Blogville...

MosDef said...

The first thing that came to mind was 'Nkosi sikeleli Africa' (God bless Africa) and now I'm humming that tune.
Shona, I know that was a hard decision you took but guess its for the best. Work on that dream or rather those dreams, its your time! (Now lets all sing ITS MY TIME BY FABO..lol!)
You came and made your mark, blogville will miss you BUT more will welcome you!

Non-non said...

I'm totally feeling this post... I SEE HOPE TOO... So you see the future of your unborn child? i like that - Vana vedu vachatamba vese! lol

Thirty + said...

Just to shout out tp everyone that Miss Shona Rocks.

How'd?

Yeah when I see the map I think of my country.

Thirty + said...

Hol up what are these comments I am reading about you leaving?

Please don't go, don't gggggggoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

:(

...but if you must I wish you the best, we'll still communicate beyond blogville.

Take care

Manda said...

and to think i just returned after being awol for more than a year! Plz dont go!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ShonaVixen said...

@MosDef : Aaaah memories of high school singing that! Yeah hard decision but had to be made..about time..i did a Jay-Z a while ago, came back but this time c'est fini!(btw i wanted to say kaput not c'est fini..lol!!) Yebo, you shall see the greatness of me!(AMEN!!)
And you know that Fabo tune is my anthem..its me o'clock!!

@Non-Non - of course our kiddos are going to be friends and play mahumbwe, chisvero, raka-raka, arauro & of course country game wiv mine being USSR..lol!! ooooh now m on a role lemme email u about these childhood games..LOL!!

@Thirty+ - Yes girl tell them! I ROCK(rubbing my shoulders and doing a cool dance)! Girl, I might leave blogville but there are a select few who will always know what m upto and stay in touch with n you my dear are one of those!!

@Manda - welcome back and I'll be visiting your spot!! Maybe a one year hiatus will do me good as well :)

Oyin said...

hmmm, I can really relate to that statement. I really admire the whole African culture and I wished that all Americans can experience what I have experience in a whole.

ShonaVixen said...

@Oyin - I hear you girl!! Its a feeling that you can only experience to understand it!!

zimchic said...

Here I am...slightly tipsy..(thats how I get through hump day) with my two cents..This post has such a sense of gravity and impending doom...is there something you know that we don't?? ;) if so...please share sister sister...and

ShonaVixen said...

@Zimchic - My girl!!! So why wasnt I invited over for humpday drinks?grrr!! Nah, no impending doom..just showing my love for Mama Africa..actually that post is regurgitated..lol! And??come on now you didnt finish off the drink..was the merlot calling?..lol!! M still beefing the humpday drinks :(

misspumping said...

you have succeeded in making avery happy person feel sad.

On a lighter note if it is bigger and better in the horizon seize with both hands

ShonaVixen said...

@Misspumping - awww sorry hon didnt mean to make u sad! I'll visit your page hon promise :)

chayoma said...

Shona!

u leaving?? :(

ShonaVixen said...

@Chayoma - soweee :(

Writefreak said...

So you leaving finally this time?

Hope you're ok!

zimchic said...

Shona, in lieu of splitting the midweek chardonnay please visit my blog for a lil' somthing something

Don said...

I see The Motherland - birth of all civilization.

I am Chika said...

Where's the good in goodbyes?...I hope your exit is for a just course.all the best...you'd be greatly missed.

Vimbai said...

Sista, a new blog post is long overdue!

PS I've tagged you, come over to my spot!

m1ke said...

when i see that Map i see us taking putting hands together to create a new and well functional africa

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Miss Definitely Maybe said...

hey what happened to the AIDS post??????

Mista Jaycee said...

Merry Christmas!
Mista Jaycee

Angel said...

Im so gutted you are leaving, you have such a popular blog! I will miss you miss Vixen!

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