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In Sympathy Immigration away for SA

24 July 2012, 08:30

I'm starting to develop some empathy for the sometimes annoying immigration fans for Australia and New Zealand! NOW WAIT! before you start throwing rotten tomatoes or banging your expensive device you reading this for hear me out! Please!

I am the number one cheerleader and ambassador of all of Africa, and not just a pretentious one either. I am fortunate to be working on a project that is exposing me into Africa I might have otherwise bunched up into the stereotypical Africans are poor and so corrupt category way too often hear about. Instead thou I am finding an incredible amount of optimism, spirit of can do, hard working entrepreneurs  who are surprisingly not waiting for anyone to hand them anything.

I wont lie thou there are a lot of corrupt individuals wanting fill their dirty pockets, the problem is they tend to be high ranking and interesting enough to make the news. I absolutely hate that this is the view the world gets of us African when truly the ordinary African man and woman are incredible, resilient and hardworking beings with boundless optimism.

I truth my immigration plans remain right here Africa. This is my struggle, I am exhausted of looking over my shoulder as I open my high security gate to at my suburban house. I am tired of my heart skipping a beat when the phone rings from my children's school. I hate that my children cant just run and play next door and I know they are ok, I am even more tired of traffic, concrete, the bustle of rush hour. All I want is to wake up to the fresh air breeze, watch as my children skip down the street to go to school knowing they will be fine, I want to eat veggies from my garden, I want to end the day smelling like sunshine not gym soap. I want to tear down my high walls and fence and let my neighbours in for coffee and gossip. I need to go back to my childhood and I want my kids to have the same. 

This place exists right here and home, i wont immigrate to some far away country but desparately long to find this new home of mine where I belong!

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