Claiming What’s Ours
Tia Oso

I’m From Brazil and we have here a lot of brothers who came from Senegal, Nigeria, Angola and some other African Countries. In São Paulo downtown we have a huge African Market in the streets.

As a brazilian, i was very worried about this kind of cultural apropriation, with the clothes, music and the philosophy, some of my friends too. I loved your speach, it came in the right time and full of arguments which makes me a little bit more confortable to dialogue with African traditions.

If you don’t mind, i would love to translate your text to portuguese and share with my friends and all the black community, via blog and facebook, with all the credits, for sure.

Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts!

Hugs from a brazilian brother.

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