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Togo, Congo, France: Failed Diaspora or Simply Depression?

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, D.R. of Congo, France, Togo, Humor, Migration & Immigration

France-based Togolese blogger Kangni Alem reposts (Fr) an email allegedly authored by Kabiona-Kaseke, a Congolese lamenting the failures of the African diaspora [1]. Says the email: “Diaspora, we have failed in our dreams. Dreams of succeeding in our native countries after studying in the West. … Diaspora, we've failed in our relationships. Failed at having balanced lives as men, African-style. … Failed at educating our children.” The blogger wonders whether the author is depressed but concedes: “What exile or immigrant hasn't asked those questions?”