Home and Heritage

I have Ghanian and Gambian heritage, I am also British. I am a second generation and third generation immigrant. Growing up I knew I was African and family trips to Ghana and The Gambia, meeting extended family and seeing where my family werewere really important formative experiences. The first of these trips must have been when I was around, buzzing Accra was a culture shock. However spending a summer with my Grandma and extended family I felt a sense of home
which I had rarely felt.

Our upbringing is enriched by our heritage, although rarely explicit the way its shapes us is undeniable. As adults exploring our heritage independently, I ask what is our relationship with our heritage as Black British women.