Pix Stories from the Motherland: Eji’m ya aga ozi

“This is my life. It gets me everywhere I need to go.”

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“Eji’m ya aga ozi. And with the price of fuel going up; more people pay me to help them out. I’m on my way to buy some meat and tomatoes for Mama Rose. I think she’s making stew tonight.”

 

Lexicon Analysis: “Eji’m ya aga ozi” translates to “I run errands with it”. It is translated from Igbo- a major African language which has roughly 30 dialects and is spoken by over 24m people.

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.

By Obi Odenigbo

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