Pix Stories from the Motherland: Ndu anyi di nkenke

“I live a life of prayer. And as you can tell (from my neckpiece), I belong to a Franciscan Society.  

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“At some point, I wanted to be a monk. But I changed my mind. I can do more good by interacting with people. I intentionally let my beards grow out. With the obvious attention, people want to interact and ask questions. This makes it easier for me to evangelize and remind them that ndu anyi di nkenke”

Lexicon Analysis: “ndu anyi di nkenke” translates to “Our lives are brief”. It is translated from Igbo- a major African language spoken by over 32 million people with celebrated artwork dating 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 comprehension and consumption.  

By Obi Odenigbo

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