Analysis Of The Concept Home
Home is a representational concept absolutely functional amongst all Africans. Most often home is associated with the roots and origin of an individual, thus knowing someone’s home you are likely to know his/her language, culture, religion, the food they eat quite often. Home is also practically related to sharing the happiness, grief, and material things with fellow kinsmen. A home gives people a place to care about the people that mean the most to them. It is a place to tell amusing tales, a good story, or make indelible memories with one another. Furthermore, home is more than a place. It is a feeling of contentment and happiness that they share with the ones they love. Moreover, home is when one knows they are with people that can drive them insane in a second, and the same people can make them happy in a second as well. As laypersons we know that there is “no place like home”, that “home is where the heart is”, and that “a man’s home is his castle” (Fox, 2002:1). Home means that no matter what one is going through, no matter how challenging life gets, there will be someone looking out for them. One knows that a place is their home when they are comfortable enough to present a true description of themselves, because they know that they will receive infinitive acceptance.