I am one of them

Post speaks about how the book “Say you’re one of them” resonated with me as a Congolese and also living, working, or performing in 9 other African countries, including Benin. Having worked in Congolese refugee camps, meeting family members who died on the same day I met them, I had great reason to stay depressed. The perseverance and hope of the people I met and fell in love with taught me the importance of believing in the possibility of a better tomorrow. This book not only speaks to the real plight of many of us on the continent. It also speaks to the hope and perseverance of the African child in particular. These are lessons and stories we should all learn from and hold dear. Lastly, it’s a reminder that we must always stay active in the lives of our children not only locally but globally as well.