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On the other hand and to my dismay, even my mother said recently that she would be “very very surprised” if my brother came home with a black girl.
So for a long time, I thought that my skin was ugly.It seems that even today, the realm of love and relationships is not exempt from the political.In this post, gives us a very intimate and personal insight into the experiences and, sometimes the politics of, interracial dating ‘then’ and ‘now’. She grew up in the serene white middle-class surroundings of Richmond, attended the local Catholic school and had been married once before, with three kids.At times, she enjoyed this and at times she resented it.As a wife, there were expectations in Nigeria that she would have not have accepted at home.My granddad died in February and I met him only once.
He grew up in Afuze, a poor village in mid-West Nigeria.
Although we have come a very long way since the 1950s and 1960s in both America and the UK, interracial dating is still an issue of contention.
For some, the very thought of dating outside their own race is still scandalous and for those who do, they discover that race can be a bigger issue than they would like to admit.
She was a woman who dared trespass the stringent norms of the time.
But despite all this, the first thing my nana remembers was the beauty of her hand in his.
She left her life behind her in Richmond and moved to Nigeria for thirteen years.