Pix Stories from the Motherland: It’s All Good

“My ex-girlfriend left me for a much older guy living abroad

IMG-20150927-WA0003“Her parents kept pushing her to get married. They wanted her married to someone rich and stable. Not to a student like me. It hurts sometimes cos I cared a lot about her. But Onwero, life goes on. Experiences like this can only make you stronger.”

Lexicon Analysis: “Onwero” translates to “There is nothing…” Because it is an incomplete syntax; it can assume several translation variations such as; “There is nothing that bothers/worries me” or “It doesn’t bother me”. In this context however; it more aptly transmutes to “It’s all good”.  It is translated from “Igbo”- spoken by over 24m people in Southern Nigeria.

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.

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