Hi there! I’m Mulesa, a 25-year-old UK-born, Zambian national who’s been permanently resident in South Africa for over a decade. I love baking, playing video games, reading and making jewellery and I recently graduated with an LLM degree in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa.
I hold a Zambian passport but I often don’t feel like a ‘true’ Zambian. This is essentially the subject matter of this blog. The Diaspora Baby is a project that I’ve been working on since I graduated with an LLB degree in 2013 so every day is a new learning experience. This blog is aimed at exploring what cultural (and linguistic) identity means to those of us who spent a significant number of our developmental years living outside our countries of origin, how it affects us growing up and whether or not it has a significant impact on us as we become adults. I also dabble into writing about identity in general and related topics which I find interesting.
I hope you enjoy reading the content as much I’ve enjoyed writing it. Thanks for visiting!