Nigerian multiculturalism from an outsider's perspective
Finding out that a Yoruba actor wearing a Hausa traditional outfit is evidently nbd in Nigerian culture: Huh Reading Nnedi Okorafor's YA fantasy series: So these different ethnicities just live side by side peacefully in Nigeria and it's all cool? Reading Half of a Yellow Sun and finding out about the Republic of Biafra: The other shoe drops
Me: There were massacres and atrocities in 1945, in 1966! Four million people died, how are things okay now?? My brain: Jeju Island massacres (1947~1954), estimated 60,000~80,000 killed Yeosun massacres (1948), 11,131 civilians killed Korean War (1950~1953), over a million Korean soldiers dead, over 600,000 civilians dead/missing Gwangju Uprising (1980), over 500 insurrectionists and civilians killed Plus countless assassinations, purges, coups, tortures... My brain: Is Korea okay? Me: It might seem that way. But we're not. My brain: There you have it.