In this short conversation I discuss identity and being part of the diaspora with a friend. Kyra studies at the University of Leiden but has moved around a lot – having lived in Kenya, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and now here in the Netherlands. Kyra is very much part of a cohort of young people, a generation of people who are mixed-race European and African and find themselves with love and loyalty between both continents sparking questions of identity in adolescence and early adulthood; never feeling truly at ease in either the fully European space nor the fully African space. Kyra even set up her own society at University, a space for mixed-race people to share their experiences. What I think this short conversation shows is a universality of feeling that this cohort feels – it could easily be myself saying similar things that Kyra expresses here.
Mirjam de Bruijn
October 1, 2020 (06:45)
Interesting topic. it is nice how you provoke this discussion. The interviewee seems to become interested in the topic herself during the interview. it is a strong short podcast.