Interracial dating culture clash
He grew up in Afuze, a poor village in mid-West Nigeria.
He moved to England for the British military and was a lodger in my nana’s house.
After having my dad in 1963, a half-Nigerian and half-English son, her world changed unalterably.
She recounted how she was spat at on buses on the streets of Richmond, how family members and friends cut themselves out of hers and my grandfather’s lives.
Others awkwardly avoided the ‘race issue’ completely, preferring instead to make indirect comments.