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Nigerian Thief Proverb

Context: Stanley Kalu was raised in Nigeria. Since then, he and his family have lived in various African countries. He currently studies screenwriting at the University of Southern California. He is a friend of mine, and he has often told me stories about growing up in Nigeria. I asked him for folklore, and without even… Continue Reading »

The Significance of Yams in Nigeria

My friend grew up in Nigeria before coming to the US for college. He says yams are life in Nigeria. Friend:“The yam is the staple food and therefore a measure of masculinity and wealth. If a family has a lot of yams, you’re rich because you can feed your family. This makes you a strong… Continue Reading »