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RS 05: On African Childhood, Parental Love, and Cultural Expectations


What does it feel like growing up as an African Child? The spontaneous spanks from mama; the aggressive pleading of the blood of Jesus, the comparative analysis with other children; understanding the value of honour and respect; the tenacity and resilience learnt through family values; and so on.

It’s a blend of many experiences that brings mixed feelings.

Join me, CJ Lewenje and Tony Chikafa, fellow Post Graduate students at the University of Sussex, as we discuss similarities in our upbringing in Nigeria, Zambia and Zimbabwe and the implications on our lives currently.

key Takeaway

You may not have control over your environment or circumstances, but you do have the power to choose how you respond.

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