The different layers of black identity in relation to the concept of ‘home’
Selasi writes about young Africans who live and work in cities all over the world, who aren’t bound to one particular geographical place but feel at home in multiple places. In this programme identity, heritage and multilocality are central concepts.
Where are you from? It seems to be a simple question, but Selasi has practiced her answer a lot. I was born in London. My father is from Ghana but lives in Saudi Arabia. My mother is Nigerian but lives in Ghana. I grew up in Boston. For a long time, this phrase was her way of indicating her place in the world. But eventually, this made her uncomfortable.