My Bahamian Peeps-What Does It Mean To Be Bahamian?

Oct 23, 2014
1 min read

That last time I visited Fort Fincastle, I remember taking a moment to look at the streets of Nassau down below. At that moment I realized how much Bahamas has changed over the years. I tried to imagine how my ancestors who were slaves must have felt about this place now known as the country of Bahamas. Did they think of themselves as African or did they feel part of this land?

Recent events in Bahamas has led me to ask myself the following questions,

  1. What does it mean to be Bahamian?
  2. What do you think visitors and people seeking to live in here permanently, need to understand about Bahamas?

These are difficult questions and there are many different answers to these questions. I invite every Bahamian to answer these questions at least the first one, What does it mean to be Bahamian?

Here is a video, titled, I am Bahamian, which might help you to answer the main question.
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Feel free to highlight a story or observation that clarifies what being Bahamian means to you in the Start A Discussion section below this article.

Fort Fincastle
Fort Fincastle

Tisha Ricketts

Born and raised in Freeport Bahamas, I am a lover of Caribbean life and all things equal. I believe that someday, the Caribbean will come together as one nation

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