Pix Stories from the Motherland: Ike agwugo’m

“They should not be treating us this way. Is it because we are older?
“We have been waiting all day. Ike agwugo’m”
Lexicon Analysis: “Ike agwugo’m” translates to “I am exhausted”. It is transcribed from Igbo- a major African language spoken by over 32 million people with celebrated artwork dating back to 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 comprehension and consumption.

By Obi Odenigbo

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