I was born in Nigeria but left my home nation at a young age. While I was not born in London, I am a Londoner for all intents and purposes. Almost my entire life can be traversed through the streets of London. For a number of reasons, many that cannot be easily explained to those outside of the culture, I have never actually been back to Nigeria. Travel is my passion, and even though I have been to countries on the continent, I have never been back home. A threat that many Nigerian youths have heard is being sent back home to rid them of perceived wayward behaviours. For a long time, being sent to Nigeria was a form of punishment. It loomed over my head and ensured that I behaved. I was in no particular hurry to go back home, because that would have meant that I had done something wrong.
Guest Editor's Letter: Why Visiting Brazil Felt Like A Homecoming
It was in Salvador that I felt most connected and knowledgeable about what it could mean and look like to be a Yoruba woman.
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