I recall that I started this blog hoping to write a lot on inter-ethnic marriages, stemming from my experience. So I talked about it briefly in my second blog post and over time shared some more in-depth, like analysing my culture shock on kneeling, our cross-cultural traditional wedding, and answering a few questions about our union that we got asked all the time. But I didn’t have that much to say and I moved on to interviewing other inter-ethnic Nigerian couples—those features were very popular.
In the middle of these interviews, I realised that while many people talk about “inter-ethnic” marriages within a particular country as well as “inter-racial” marriages, I hadn’t seen much discourse around “inter-African.”
That piqued my curiosity. So I set out to as usual find answers by hearing from inter-African couples. But it wasn’t only I who was curious. When we put the call out on Twitter, it went viral (okay, viral for our standards). I’m excited to have 5 amazing women share with us. From Ethiopia to Kenya, Uganda to Nigeria, Ghana to Zambia, we get a glimpse of inter-African marriages—the triumphs and the challenges!