In the Quest of Self Identity

Topics: Nigerian cuisine, Egusi, Identity Pages: 1 (695 words) Published: November 3, 2014

Eromosele Naomi,                                                                                                                                            Professor Smith, English 1301,

10 October, 2014.
 
Introduction; Self identity
 
Most people are other people; their thoughts are someone Else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. Self-identification is not as easy as you think, you might say of course it is simple, I’m Sarah, I’m a girl, but no, it is about you asking yourself “who am I”, “what classifies me”, and “why do these things classify me” .the same way Greeta Kothari felt so confused about her identity and how she found her identity through food, that is her own way of identifying herself. In this essay I will be explaining how food and our accent can have a little effect on your daily habit but not yourself identity.  There was a time my uncle came from Spain to Nigeria to visit ,and he stayed at our home while he was in Nigeria, and l was happy to see him but most of all l wanted him to tell me all about their life style and what it felt like go get on a plane how beautiful it was because l had never traveled outside my country neither have l been on a plane until recently and that was when l was coming to the united states two months ago, anyway as my uncle came from the airport the first thing he requested for was “eba and egusi soup” this is a food we eat in Nigeria made with garri, vegetables, different types of meat and fish and also the egusi seed. I never expected him to ask for something like that because he has lived in Spain for almost his whole life so l asked him, “uncle Williams why do you miss this food you’ve lived In Spain a long time why are you not used to their food” he then told me when he got there he found it had to adapt to their food so he went to an African restaurant, so when he requested Nigeria food some people worked up to him and asked him if he was from...
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