How vague do statements about “an African language” become when we consider the fact that Africa is a continent and there are like fifteen hundred languages spoken on it. People say things like “indigenous African music”, but how much less likely we would be to introduce a Bach cantata as “from Europe”. Similarly, does “Asian food” mean Japanese, Indian, Russian, Georgian, or Pakistani food? When someone says “I want to serve God in Africa”, do they want to travel to Cairo, which is predominately Muslim, or South Africa, with 75% of its population professing Christianity (about as much as the US)?
Continued……Racism, Ignorance and Western Vocabulary