Imaobong Umoren

Imaobong Umoren is associate professor of international history at the LSE. She is writing a linked history of Britain and the Caribbean.

They didn’t mean me: African European History

Imaobong Umoren, 10 February 2022

When people talked about ‘we’ or ‘us’, they didn’t mean me. And when I looked in the mirror, I saw it really was true – I looked completely different from the people around me. But did that make me different? Did I feel different? . . . I swung back and forth be­tween rejection, doubt, self-hatred and pride in being different from the others . . . I had...

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