Posts tagged Africa
Americanah & Moving West

But that was just it. I had to fit in wherever I went. Nobody else had to mould their ways to engage with my understanding of identity and belonging…

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Stand Out

I have a Chinese-Malaysian mother and a Ugandan father, I’m two parts of two continents, but since most people can’t guess that. I’m a black woman to them...

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If Change Were a Person…

This counseling session happened after a sudden move from Africa back to the US. We were given one week’s notice to pack our bags, leave the country, and go directly to a live-in counseling center where we would stay for 3 months...

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A Djinn By Any Other Name

I had felt the presence of Jaini high in the mountains of Iran and in summer especially along the shores of the Caspian, but the djinn is a shapeshifter that passes by effortlessly -- unseen to the untrained eye...

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