Black bodies in transit

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,” said ‘Ejen’ as I sat in his African-themed living room in Cardiff, Wales discussing life as a Black migrant coming all the way from Cross River State, Nigeria.

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