Please Love Me, I Don't Love Myself

Are you surprised?

We have rejected our culture
We have rejected our hair
We have rejected our names
We have rejected our languages
We have rejected our religions
We have rejected our clothing
We have rejected our Africanity

And, we want to integrate the world only with our African body.

Should we be surprised that People reject our African body too?

If you are rejected and discriminated, it’s because you have rejected yourself in the first place.

No one want to welcome a garbage – a rejected and useless thing – in its house or community.

You cannot separate your culture from your body. If you reject your culture, you’ll end up rejecting your body, and your unconscious self-hate would shadow your life and human potential.

I’m proud to be African wearing Brazilian hair, Italian suits, bearing British name, speaking oxford English, living in Spanish villa, driving a Japanese car, bleached with American toxins, displaying my French cuisine skills, and carrying myself according to alien way of life.

Don’t be surprised no ones knows what do with such a messed up person. You have no identity.

Our culture is our DNA. Reject the DNA, and you become a mutant everyone is … uncomfortable with.

/Thanks Chizoro Ehieze-Okeke for the original insight which led to this post./

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of, Founder of, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at

One Response to “Please Love Me, I Don't Love Myself”


    I have liked the massage am a Ugandan not because am in Uganda but Uganda is in me, like wise Africa am an African lets love our continent


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