Pix Stories from the Motherland: Ekeresimesi Eruwego

“We sell bags of rice, noodles, Semovita and wheat as well as other provisions.


“It’s been busy all day and all week maka Ekeresimesi eruwego. But I love my job and I learn a lot. For me, the hardest part is offloading and loading back these bags of rice at the end of the day.”

Lexicon Analysis: “maka Ekeresimesi eruwego.” translates to “Because Christmas is almost here”. It is translated from Igbo- a major African language spoken by over 32 million people with celebrated artwork dating back to over 2500 BC

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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