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The Wounds of My Motherland Scar Me:
A Nigerian-Canadian Perspective on National Trauma

In Editor's Pick Health and Healing by Noroh Dakim and Sonia Igboanugo February 14, 2021

Because national trauma is hardly discussed in the context of its effects on diasporans, we often experience a dissonance between the distress we feel as we watch our motherland bleed, and the unspoken message that we should not be as affected because we are far away from home. The lack of validation and under recognition of the impact of national trauma on the wellbeing and mental health of members of the diaspora is a huge disservice and quite frankly harmful.”




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Ganja:
A most sacred plant

In Editor's Pick Food by Donisha Prendergast December 20, 2020

I love ganja, herb, marijuana, cannabis, weed, trees… whatever name the plant goes by in your world. I love everything about it. The colour, the smell, the taste, the texture, what it represents, how useful it is in the world, how it makes me feel, the ceremonious way I encounter it within Rastafari, the space that it brings me to.  …



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Chapter 7: Why the spider spin’s its web

In Door of Return Editor's Pick by Ewurama Brew November 8, 2020

All the curry from her fingers rush into my nose. She was the peppers under her skin, and light as basil. All of her flowed into me as my nose swallowed the scents from her scarf. Her voice summons me to the places in between what is true, and what is possible. The living room became an auditorium, an arena, …







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