Pix Stories from the Motherland: Onye Obi Uto

“We used to be five soul sisters. But we lost our friend a few days ago


“We are wearing black to mourn her. People think we’re nuts for not crying. But we know she would not want us crying- at least not in public. O bu onye obi uto.


“We know she’s in a better place. But wait; maybe she’s actually here with us. I can feel her jumping beside us.”

Lexicon Analysis: “O bu onye obi uto” translates to “She was a happy person”. 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 comprehension and consumption.

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