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Friday, June 3, 2011

10 Things I Like About My Nigerian Mother



Written By: Kemi Ebun—Growing up as the teenage daughter of an Nigerian mother in urban America in the nineties was—as I described in the article Excuse Me Jay-Z, I Don’t Apologize For Liking Fufu—”equal parts awkward, hilarious, painful, experimental, joyous, and confusing.” For all my mother's faults that contributed to those "awkward, hilarious, painful, experimental, joyous, and confusing" years I spent as an embarrassed teenager, my grown up self appreciates, and has even come to love, my Nigerian mother—flaws and all. So here I share 10 things that I like—no, love—about my Nigerian mother.

Read the 10 Things I Like About My Nigerian Mother in the latest issue of MIMI, Unapologetically Modern.African.Female.

(Photo Credits: © Gary Alvis / iStockPhoto)

2 comments:

Myne Whitman said...

I couldn't find this article, the link too me a dead zone on Twitter?

MIMI Magazine said...

Thank you for the helpful feedback Myne! The link should now be working :)