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An African clergyman calls on Africans and black people everywhere in the world to wake up and look at themselves in the mirror, pause and reflect, and with reflection must come burden, and burden must come thought and strategising, and after that must come action - "for none can change our situation but ourselves!"

Dear Africa!

It is time to pause & reflect.

It is rare these days to find an African religious leader so passionate about Pan Africanism, the condition of Africa, the continent's place in global economic and political affairs, the socio-economic improvement of the African people, and the survival of the black race generally. One such man of religion comes from Zimbabwe - where else; and his name is Prophet Andrew Wutawunashe. He is the head of the Family of God Churches which has branches throughout Zimbabwe and elsewhere abroad.

Two years ago, Prophet Wutawunashe self-published, on a small scale, a very important book - a social commentary in fact - that spoke directly to the condition of Africa more than most contemporary books had done. He titled his book simply Dear Africa, and added an evocative subtitle, The call of The African Dream. He is about to reissue the book on a mass scale.

The contents of his book are so critical to Africa's future that it needs to be brought to the wider attention of all Africans and black people generally. By the author's kind permission, we publish below an extended extract as an encouragement to all Africans and black people in general to get a copy. 

(Prophet Wutawunashe can be reached at:mondizvo@aol.com.  

He sets the tone of the book right from the "Preface" in which he makes an urgent appeal to Africans and black people to make every effort to survive Africanness and blackness.  He writes:

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Tendai H Manzvanzvike Foreign Editor

Physically, Africa has been unshackled, but psychologically it remains a prisoner - sometimes self-induced bondage and in some cases, a slavery prompted by forces that are larger than life. 

Has Africa forgotten who it is and whence it came from? If Africa is in a state of amnesia, how can it dream, and more critically, how can it chart its future course?.............


But, a recently published book, Dear Africa: The Call of the African Dream by a leading man of God Andrew Wutawunashe is a reawakening. Wutawunashe has written this letter to Africa. Letters by nature are personal, appealing and passionate outpourings of feelings - sometimes pain, and in other cases joy. They can be long or short.  Some letters convey a mood and feeling that leaves an indelible mark on the reader. Letters also need to be acted on. You don't just file it away.


Letter writing can be laborious and time consuming. It also requires patience and good will, doing it with the hope that the person receiving the letter will benefit from the contents. The pros and cons did not deter Wutawunashe from using this unique technique to address some fundamental issues facing Black and/or African people. Thus, Dear Africa is a journey in the past, the present and the future. It raises critical issues, which are regarded as inconsequential in some quarters.


Wutawunashe reminds Africa that it has heroes and heroines whose achievements still have to be celebrated and should inspire various generations. Some were visionaries, freedom fighters and experts whose dreams would change the state of the African and the Black person. Dear Africa says, Africa has to wake up from its slumber and start addressing critical issues from a self-knowledge and self-appreciation.

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