Anonymous asked: Hello Pepper Pace, just your huge Nigerian fan again ! I didn't have enough characters to also ask this I noticed in a seal upon your heart, when you have Martier answer the question where are you from and she says Africa , does that happen in America a lot? In England where I'm from by citizenship not ethnicity , people like myself often get offended by being referred to generally as African because African countries are so distinct, My cousins in America get fed up too, but is that unusual?
Hi again Nigerian fan :)
I’d have to say that Martier would probably take questions concerning where she’s from based on her only life references (due to her memory loss); being American. When I leave the country and people outside of the US ask me where I’m from, there’s sometimes confusion if I just tell them the state I’m from, and then it clarifies when I follow up with America. This is hugely different with Africa but I don’t think people always realize that. I myself have been guilty of categorizing people as Africans vs Nigerian etc. So it is good to know that doing this can be offensive.
But back to Martier, she didn’t want to face questions concerning Rwanda and genocide. People can be insensitive about such questions I think. so my thoughts in writing her response as just being that she’s from ‘Africa’ was based on that.