Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Finding my Identity

I am usually excited at the start of a new semester – I generally love new beginnings. When I was younger I hated introducing myself because the question that always followed was, “Oh that’s a pretty name. Is it Igbo? What does it mean?” I did not like the meaning but now I love it. I secretly,not much of a secret anymore, love hearing "ooh that’s a pretty name" whenever I say, 'Hi my name is Edia and I'm from Nigeria. I'm an International Affairs major and a Journalism minor...' I feel that they are itching to ask more about Nigeria.

What does it mean to be someone who doesn't hold any of the stereotypes of "your people". Edia Uko tackles identity.