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I Will Not Change My Name Because You Can’t Pronounce It

The roots of name discrimination are an extension of the harms caused by slavery and colonialism

Yewande Biala attends the Paul Costelloe front row during London Fashion Week September 2019.

For the Urhobo people of southern Nigeria, like many Africans across the continent, names are a serious matter. Traditionally, an Urhobo child is given a name according to their family’s desire for who they…

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Kovie Biakolo

Kovie Biakolo

Culture writer and multiculturalism scholar. Find my best stuff here: www.koviebiakolo.com