#RepresentationMatters: The Oppressor in the Mirror: An essay from the collection, Of This Our Country

By Yomi Adegoke

To define Nigeria is to tell a half-truth. Many have tried, but most have concluded that it is impossible to capture the true scope and significance of Africa’s most populous nation through words or images.

Yet here, through personal essays from 24 of its writers, a more accurate picture comes into view, and in her essay, Yomi Adegoke carefully examines the uncomfortable truths about class, privilege and society in Nigeria.

Powerful, lyrical and entirely unforgettable, the essays from OF THIS OUR COUNTRY weave together a living portrait of Nigeria, one that is as beautiful as it is complex.

Format: Digital download
Release Date: 30 Sep 2021
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-851288-0
Yomi Adegoke is a multi award-winning journalist and author. She is a columnist at the Guardian and British Vogue and the former host of the Women\'s Fiction Prize podcast. In 2018, she co-wrote the Sunday Times bestselling book Slay In Your Lane and was named one of the most influential people in London by the Evening Standard. She has been awarded the Groucho Maverick and Marie Claire Future Shaper awards and named on the Forbes 30 under 30 list. The List is her debut novel.

”'The read I never thought I needed … Moving, funny at times, insightful and so relatable. It's a necessary read” - Lizzie Damilola Blackburn, author of Yinka Where is Your Huzband

”'As eclectic and diverse as the country itself, and you can go from laughing to wanting to weep in a matter of moments as you’re taken through the ups and downs of a nation” - Jendella Benson, author of Hope and Glory