Blessed and endowed, rich and bountiful, diverse and beautiful, abused and degraded, looked-down-upon and besmirched, perseverant and hopeful are some of the words that can be used to describe her. No single person has managed to capture her complete essence because she is as much of a mystery as she is an open book. Many stories have been told of her, some false, some true and I too couldn’t pass the opportunity to tell tales on how she molded me into the person I am and what role I played in making her who she is. I’ll tell of her joys, sorrow, challenges, strengths, people and anything else tied to her. One day, I’ll tell tales of Africa.