During my time in Nigeria I was lucky to become friends with Bibi and her partner Jeremy. They run Cassava Republic Press, Nigeria's premiere book publishing company, with a mission to encourage Nigerians and Africans to read stories about their lives, told from an African perspective. A mission they attack with religious fervour and zeal!
As part of the Nigerianstories.com web series I interviewed Bibi and have never forgotten what she said. For me, like her, no matter what anybody tells me, it is culture that sits at the core of everything else that we do. Everything. And that is why our stories, and who tells them, are so critically important. In Africa. In Nigeria. In Australia.
Enjoy the wisdom.