1 hr 1 min

11. Posted - Sending kids back to Africa with Winnie Frimpong Pizza & Palmwine

    • Personal Journals

Being "posted" is a practice that is found in various African communities in the diaspora, whereby migrant parents decide to send their child back to the continent to be raised by a caretaker (usually a family member). Pina and Winnie are both "posted children", having left Italy for Ghana as a young age and having to grown up away from their parents. In this episode they discuss their experience and how it has shaped their identity, including the emotional trauma, how it shows up in romantic relationships and the difficulties in having to build a daughter/parent bond. They also reflect on the separation from their caretakers back in Ghana and the ambiguous relationship they have with them. How is parenthood defined? Who gets to be called "mum" or "dad"? Can you still be a parent from abroad? How long is it too long to "post a child"? 

Being "posted" is a practice that is found in various African communities in the diaspora, whereby migrant parents decide to send their child back to the continent to be raised by a caretaker (usually a family member). Pina and Winnie are both "posted children", having left Italy for Ghana as a young age and having to grown up away from their parents. In this episode they discuss their experience and how it has shaped their identity, including the emotional trauma, how it shows up in romantic relationships and the difficulties in having to build a daughter/parent bond. They also reflect on the separation from their caretakers back in Ghana and the ambiguous relationship they have with them. How is parenthood defined? Who gets to be called "mum" or "dad"? Can you still be a parent from abroad? How long is it too long to "post a child"? 

1 hr 1 min