Example Of A Narrative Essay About My Identity

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As a self-proclaimed outsider, I have always been deeply fascinated with others who were raised in a culture other than the nation of their birth. I believe my status as a Nigerian born immigrant who has spent majority of life in the U.S. makes me a third culture kid (individuals raised in cultures other than his or her parents or the nation of birth), and I have struggled with coming to terms with this status for some time. While struggling with my own identity, I often wonder how others who belong in this category perceive themselves. On a personal level, I know that my identity has been uniquely shaped by my upbringing in the U.S. and by Yoruba cultural customs instilled in me by my parents. While I embrace my status as a Yoruba-American, …show more content…
There, I will visit the Black Cultural Archives Institution and explore the histories of members of African and Caribbean descent in Britain. The collections available will allow me to gain a deeper understanding on what it meant to be Black in Great Britain. There, I will also request a tour and if given the opportunity, interview the tour guide with the hopes of obtaining a narrative analysis from an expert on the original archives. Exhibitions like Rights of Passage: A Century of People Power, and Rastafari in Motion will allow me to gain an understanding of Black British culture that I have only seen in historical texts. While in London, I would also like to visit the African | Contemporary museum, which celebrates contemporary Afro-European artists. If I am lucky, I will gain a first hand account from an artist who can relay their experience of what African art means to them and how their experience of living in Europe has shaped this view. While my short stay there, I also hope to visit Guruve (a unique contemporary African art music), The Sainsbury African Galleries, and Tribal Gathering (an African artifact exhibit). After my London visit, I plan to attend the African Festival in Krakow, Poland. I hope to be exposed to new Afro-European artists, film, and art. The African Festival is known for its unique musician line up, representatives of African diplomacy, and the magnitude of the event. What drew me to this festival was that its goal is to promote discourse on African culture. There, I have no doubt that I will find subjects for narrative anlysis and interesting things to photograph embodying the African Diaspora in Europe. My trip to Poland will last ten days. While I am not certain of the other attractions and events that may occur that celebrate the African Diaspora there, I feel that I will form meaningful connections with youths who can direct me to the

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