Pix Stories from the Motherland: A di’m njikere

“I’ve been looking for a job for so long that I’ve given up hope.

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“I might look old, mana a dim njikere ilu olu obuna… But there’s nothing to do. The government guys ride around in the most expensive cars and wear the most expensive clothes; but we can’t get anything for our kids this Christmas.”

Lexicon Analysis: “Mana a dim njikere ilu olu obuna” translates to “But I’m ready to do any type of work”. It is translated from Igbo- a major African language spoken by over 32 million people with celebrated artwork dating back to over 2500 BC

Background info:

Legendary writer Chimamanda Adichie once said, “…the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue; but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story”. 

NoCoolStory is in existence for the purpose of creatively correcting the many unfair and incomplete African stereotypes through the lips of Africans.

It is important to note that some of the stories on these series have been translated from different local languages to English. And while the contents are totally original to the individual(s) pictured; some of the wordings and sentence constructions may have been modified for easier reading.

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