Just this week, my mum, who was married at 23 and by 25 had her first child, asked as she explained her concerns over my love life. At 24, she says, I should at the very least be engaged. There are three things that are certain for any second-generation African living in Britain: you must graduate, you must marry, and you must have children. Back before the world wide web came along, the love of your life was likely a family friend or a neighbour or a school friend. Now, thanks to social media and an endless supply of romantic comedies, we expect more from a partner.
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Kovie Biakolo is A Nigerian-born third-culture kid. She believes in diversity in everything, from her writing to her taste in food, music, fashion, and people. Special Features One statistic that always seems to be talked about is that the least coupled interracial group are Black Women and White men. Considering that this match has one of the least chances of divorce , if they were to tie the knot, it still seems that there is a sort of invisible wall that prevents us from seeing this couple in higher statistics. Black women are spoiled mostly by having grown up around Black men. And I think most Black women can attest to the reality that Black men are simply more forward about their interest.
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I don't remember the exact day Colin not his real name became part of my life. A fleetingly glimpsed neighbour I'd sometimes nod to, I knew he was a long-distance truck driver and I think he knew who I was. When our paths crossed, he would seldom meet my gaze. I don't even remember when I first heard his name. A familiar voice uttered it, though: my wife's.
Be wary of anyone who tells you otherwise. Despite knowing how prevalent ignorance is, I am still unbelievably baffled at some conversations that take place among social circles. It seems like opportunities to praise Black women are overlooked, while verbal thrashings are in abundance — especially when it comes to love, sex and relationships.