I have decided I am going to learn all the traditional delicacies that our forefathers used to engage in. Traditional ways of doing thing, as far-fetched as this journey may seem, I’m quite amped up about it. I mean, I am not the most traditional being I know. Most of my life has been surrounded by modernisation and the modern ways of living life. I have no traditional bone in me, and funny enough… I attract the most traditional of men around.
I think, this is not to shock anyone, but just for me, to learn a little bit more about my people. Most of what I am attempting to do is beyond my understanding and quite frankly, my belief. I am attempting to understand the history and culture of my people, understanding what the meaning of being African is, and just taking it from there. I have no hopes or reservations, I just want to learn how to function as a super black person.
I think it gives me great joy, knowing that I can make traditional foods that only the black people have mastered? My first attempt would be to make umqombothi. I have read up about it and and I am told, this is a spiritual journey, you must pray and speak to the ancestors while engaging in this quest. I don’t actually believe in talking to the dead, so I’ll just speak to God and have him hear why I want to do this.
I do want to impress and shock masses, but I also want to maintain and propagate the black heritage… As my homework, during this time, of brewing African beer, I am going to learn my tribe name – is’thakazelo sami, and just ride it!!! every night while I check on my goods… I will teach and recite my clan name and learn a bit more about my peoples whereabouts!