Oral History Interview - Christiana Ikeogu

 
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Object

Audio file

Title

Oral History Interview - Christiana Ikeogu

Production date

5/8/2011

Material

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Digital file (.mp3)

Description

Audio recording of an oral history interview with Christiana Ikeogu, born Isulo, Anambra State, Nigeria in 1949.

Credit line

Photographs Copyright Emma Davies.

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EXTRACT OF INTERVIEW:

"I always think home is wherever you make it; anywhere I am I make it my home. I’ve spent more than half my life in Britain but that’s not taken me away from my cultural connections to Nigeria. Even though I’m far away I still have a huge link with my Igbo home.

I think my final home is where I am eventually buried. That is because of our tradition. But I’m a Christian, so one part of me believes that it doesn’t really matter where my body is buried because it’s my soul that goes back to the Lord and that’s its proper home. But the other side of me honours the tradition set up by my ancestors that a body belongs to where it originated. So, yes I’d like to be buried in Nigeria but I will leave it to my beloved children to make that decision."

Object number

2018.44

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