This piece really touched me. So much honesty.
Read and enjoy this short piece.
Don’t do just that, think and ruminate over it.
I am me
I am unique
I am a square peg
Who has been conformed to fit into a round hole.
We are all square pegs
We are Nigerians who try to fit into the round hole of the the English man.
We all strive to speak the Queen’s language impeccably without even flourishing in our mother’s tongue.
We are square pegs who try to fit into round pegs of the style of the English man and casting our dear beautiful culture into oblivion.
We think theirs is better and ours is outdated.
We are all square pegs,
Unique in our own way if we explore our own resources and not try to incorporate others and losing our essence.
We are square pegs who are richly black and beautiful and can never fit into the round hole of becoming English.(no matter how much we try).
Now that we know we are square pegs. Let’s try to explore our uniqueness and fit perfectly in square holes.
I am me
I am Nigerian
I am a square peg who fits perfectly in a square hole.
Written by Olubi Olusola
Follow her on twitter: @olubiolusola