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A Black Londoner, Plopped Down in Whitest Scotland

For the first time in my life, people stared at me like I was an attraction at a museum — or even the zoo

A queue of people waiting at a bus stop in Aberdeen, 1955. Malcolm Dunbar / Getty Images.

Moving to Scotland for university was a huge culture shock to me. I grew up in South London in a town called Croydon, which is known for many things (most of them being crime-related and not at all…




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Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé is a writer from South London. Her debut novel ACE OF SPADES will be published in June 2021.

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