Nelly Ating is a photojournalist who focuses on questions of identity, education, extremism, and migration. Her work has been published in local dailies in Nigeria and legacy media such as the BBC and CNN. Nelly is currently a PhD candidate at Cardiff University, Wales.
I come from a part of Cross River State, Nigeria, where we are called ‘Atam’ meaning slaves, the Efiks (a majority ethnic group) use to kidnap our people and sell to the white man. We were a minority tribe. African bodies will keep migrating because some people benefit from the stagnation and backwardness of Africa,”…