No Be Today Story O!

No Be Today Story O!
Otobong Edet Nkanga
Amsterdam: Lumen Travo Gallery, 2010
Smithsonian Libraries

“No be today story o” is Nigerian Pidgin English that means “The story is not of recent times but it still has not been resolved.”  Or more simply, “This is old gist; it is not new.”  With Otobong Edet Nkanga as our filter, we see the significant childhood and teen-age memories that still haunt her, memories of lost innocence and homeland.

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