You may remember Mirriam Simasiku-Kim as she was featured in an earlier post about African women married to Korean men living in Korea. Well, Mirriam is a scholar from Zambia who so candidly and profoundly debunks myths we have believed about Africa forever. When I first saw this short video, I could not help but think how proud Mirriam is of Africa. I also realized that I too believed some of the very things Mirriam covers in her graceful presentation. Though seemingly simple so many were moved by these truths and sang Mirriam’s praises for representing all of Africa. Watch as she so eloquently tells her audience what is and what is not truth about Africa. Enjoy and be enlightened!

mirriam and familyMirriam lives in Korea with her husband Hyangmo and two sons Mwilima Yeryu and William Yewon.

Update:  More on Mirriam

Book presently being written:  A Blank Cultural Canvas

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The book unfolds how this was conceptualized from real life experiences in an Afrisian relationship. It’s useful and will help you improve your relationships with everyone around you as you paint your blank canvas. It’s a light read for you to enjoy and yet bring out the best in you! Brace yourself to unfold the power of your perspective in shaping all your perceptions.

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Watch a fabulous talk on A Blank Cultural Canvas below