Celebration is at the heart of everything the African British does. I took this for granted. Work colleagues always seemed surprised when I say I am off to another party at the weekend.
When I was growing up in Nigeria, my nourishment for how Christmas was celebrated in the West were steady diets of American movies. We considered British movies to be boring and too realistic for comfort and would only watch British comedies.
This is about how two strong identities could increase our sense of otherness.
African Britishness In terms of identity, I do not feel totally African nor totally British. I therefore call myself an African British. I am a 2nd generation ‘African British’ of Nigerian parenthood. I was born in the UK, brought up in Nigeria and then came back to settle in the UK. This series is my […]