“A West African mother with the best intentions ‘farming’ this little infant
“A West African mother with the best intentions ‘farming’ this little infant producing results that question my existence” - from my verse in Jungle Brown - H.I.S.T.O.R.Y (third verse)
The term ‘farming’ was the peculiar euphemism given to the practice, prevalent in 1960s and 70s England, whereby working or studying Nigerian parents would pay white British families to foster their children.
I was made aware of this term in the search of understanding my childhood. Thanks to seeing a rare pilot of @therealadewale film of the same name back in 2012. I’m beyond happy the film ‘Farming’ will be coming out to UK Cinemas very soon! I hope it to bring more understanding and conversation to a part of African diaspora and British Culture that doesn’t ever get covered but is important to our history.
Love from the Black Peter Pan 💜