Posted on June 17, 2008 at 12:36am
So I just visited my familial homeland of Nigeria for the first time in my adult life. It was quite the eye-opening experience and it gave me much to process.
Here's what I learned:
1. They have an unabashed relationship to money that I find refreshing. There didn't seem to be any taboo or secrecy or shame about money or lack thereof. In fact, when visitors come to people's houses, there's this elaborate ritual that culminates in the hosts giving the visitors money on a… Continue