If you want to know the values of a people, look at the way in which they decorate and build their homes. When I visit the homes of self-professing Africans, only to discover almost nothing in their homes indicates that they are indeed proud of their heritage. All too often our architecture ( those on the continent ) screams, “I don’t know who I am!” Below are some ideas for and images of African-centered home decorations and architecture that tell African stories. This imagery is especially important for our children in their formative years. Afro-Affirming images and objects around the house remind us of our Pan-African past, present and future. Be intentional folks.
House structure / architecture
Please note, I do not hold copyrights to these images.