What ‘Back Home’ meant

As someone that is part of a diaspora community who has never said the words “back home” to refer to cultural or familial practices, going to visit India was never something I was sentimental about.

The last 3 generations of my family were all born and raised in different continents, a courtesy of the British Empire – my grandparents were born, raised in and then left British India as young adults; my parents were born, raised in and then left Zambia/Malawi (British run Southern Rhodesia/Nyasaland till 1964) as young adults and I am born, raised in and not actively planning on leaving the UK as a young adult or otherwise.

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