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African Indians: A Young Siddi Woman's Story of Identity

Posted by Abeiku Ebo on

African Indians: A Young Siddi Woman's Story of Identity

Fathima Shaikh is a stylist who works in Bengaluru, India. She belongs to the sizeable Siddi tribe of Karnataka, a tribe of East African origin who has settled in India for centuries. While older Siddis have completely adapted to Indian ways, the younger generation is embracing their roots and giving new meaning to their identity as African Indians. They want to know more about their origins. Fathima explains how her generation is embracing their roots through dressing and eating African cultural food. This is a popular trend that has seen people of African descent embrace their roots. What do you think?


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