I am finally back from my East African adventure, and with so much to talk about it will take a couple of days to organise my photos and thoughts from my time spent in Uganda.
I often talk a lot about the concept of ‘Afropeanism’, a term a used to describe myself as it refers to the trans-cultural influences of members of the black diaspora living in Europe. Having been born in Uganda, and brought up in the UK, in my mind I’m an African living in Britain; yet it’s only when I go to Africa do I feel like an British person in Africa. However, despite often feeling inconclusive about my cultural identity, I also feel fortunate that I can be open to understanding and engaging in the cultural symphony of these two places.
I couldn’t possibly contain all the activities that I have been up to into a single blog post, so I will be segmenting my stories into a range of posts over the next few weeks, I hope you enjoy!
Whilst I’ve been away…
Firstly I would like to apologise to all those who have had trouble accessing my blog over the last couple of weeks. I have resolved the technical issue, however, whilst mountain trekking up country in the village of Mbarara, resetting my domain DNS seemed to be the least of my worries! Everything is now back in working order!
Congratulations to the winners for the Comfort & Samuel competition, I will be announcing the names on Twitter tomorrow. A massive thanks to everyone who took part, and Comfort & Samuel for sponsoring the giveaway.
Glad so many of you enjoyed Barbie’s Nigerian wedding images from Nigerian photographer Obi, I knew you would love them as much as I did.
…and of course, last but far from least. The biggest thanks to everyone who was responsible for my nomination for Women4Africa’s upcoming award ‘Blogger of the Year’. The award ceremony is in May and I’m chuffed to be in the lineup!
— Women4Africa (@Women4Africa) February 4, 2013