If you need to know yourself better, start by learning where you are from.
For many people of African descent our daily struggles stem from not knowing ourselves. We go through life with little direction or clarity about what we stand for or is important. We may have internalized the values and culture given to us by others and take the beliefs of the dominate culture as the gospel for ourselves. To offset these ways of being we must know ourselves, beginning with where we come from. Start the learning with Africa in general, but don't stop there. Seek to find your specific roots.
Knowing your heritage is key to knowing yourself.
Dr. Ma'at E. L. Lewis