Empowered to explore

My name Khadija, I'm London born with parents hailing from St Kitts and Nevis and Sierra Leone. I'd always identified as West Indian. It wasn't until I began to reform a relationship with my African family as a teenager when I realised that there was so much more to me to explore.

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A new rainbow nation

Being born to a large extended family in Durban, South Africa surrounded by nature and beaches was a great place to grow up as a kid. Witnessing the democratisation of the country under Mandela was incredible and shaped my character, friendships and societal beliefs.

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True identity

My full name is Daniel Cliff Onyango Osuga and I identify as both Ugandan and Kenyan. My father is a member of the Luo ethnic group in Western Kenya and my mother is both a Munyankole and a Mukiga from Itendero, Sheema and Mparo, Kigezi respectively.

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The Afro in Afro-Caribbean

I'm Felisa, from London and I identify as Black British Caribbean. As a result of the transatlantic slave trade, there isn't a country or ethnic group in Africa that I can point to and claim as my own. However, I do feel very black and therefore part of the African diaspora.

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Silhouettes of me

My name is Stephen, I come from a big town called Ògbómòşó in South Western Nigeria. I think the life we live is a continuous journey to demystify ourselves by discovering more about the world. I am an architect, a planner and a political economist.

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Beyond colour

My name is Areeg Emarah and I identify as Egyptian and Kenyan but also as a citizen of the world/ global citizen. I’ve lived basically my entire life in Kenya and so in Egypt I’m seen as not Egyptian enough and in Kenya I’m seen as the Egyptian.

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