“African”. This is arguably the most loaded term in the everyday lives of those who inhabit the great continent of Africa. It means so much to us to be called African, but whom does it apply to and why is it so important to us? Who has the right to call themselves “African” and who decides this? What does it mean to be “African”? Africa is of so many faces and tongues, cultures, traditions and beliefs. She has 53 states within the ground which makes up her body; now 54 with the addition of South Sudan. It is these states that are perhaps the best starting point for answering these questions.