The Sunday Post : Village

I don’t understand how Jake keeps creating animations that are better each week but he’s done it again. This weeks theme is village, my photo is twelve years old and poor quality but it’s taken in my ancestral village in Igboland so I love it.

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43 thoughts on “The Sunday Post : Village

  1. Your photo had me searching for info on Igboland, Gilly. It has a very interesting history. Thanks for showing us your village. The people look like a great, close community.

  2. Must have been a fascinating journey in search of your roots Gilly! Would love to hear it in your inimitable words when you are ready to tell it πŸ™‚

  3. how wonderful to have an ancestral village …. i was born in the middle of a big city …. but i did spend childhood years with my grandparents in a country town … maybe i could call that a village πŸ™‚ your people look so sturdy, strong, confident, love the woman dashing to get out of the picture in her bright orange outfit πŸ™‚ yes I would like to hear more of this story too!

  4. Your ancestral village is lovely Gilly. I never made it to Nigeria…and have always been sorry for it. The borders were closed at the time, but i wish I had seen it.

  5. Gilly, I had no idea you had roots in Nigeria. Did you live in the village yourself as a child, or was it another generation who actually came from there? I think that region has some interesting history in the fight for women’s rights — which I always find fascinating in countries that are originally of an Eastern culture mindset rather than Western European. I guess I’m always encouraged to know that no matter where people live, there are some who will always recognize the basic, God-given inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

    1. My father was Nigerian but I never lived there. It’s a country with very strong women, happy women who strive for better lives and at last they are succeeding! Thanks Sandra, I’m very pleased to know you.

  6. My goodness! What a lovely surprise… where was this taken? I love those village shots and they are so accurate with the gathering of people who want to be included. Beautiful!!! πŸ™‚

  7. I hope that some day you will write the story that goes with the photo, a great adventure, obviously. Did you always know your sister? Maybe you went on the trip together with her? It’s a tantalizing photo, actually.

  8. I love the village image of Igboland. It doesn’t mater how old it is. What matters is that the photo hold a soft spot in your heart for a land that is part of your heritage. I agree with others, you should wrte a little on it. I’m sure it would be an interesting read. Well done, Gilly.
    You photo has created blog conversation which I always love.
    Namaste …

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