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‘Farmed’ Out to a White Family, I Became a Skinhead: The Untold Story of a Young Nigerian Boy Adopted by a White Family

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Humanosity says…This interview sheds light on a little known piece of UK race relations in which thousands of Nigerian children were handed over to British families so that their parents could concentrate on their work or studies. One amazing story of one Nigerian boy has been turned into a critically acclaimed film and you can watch the trailer below.

The film is based on the story of Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and his incredible experience of how he was raised by white foster parents in Tilbury, Essex in the 1970s. Isolated and alone he found a way to cope by forging an identity for himself in a violently racist local skinhead gang and lived to tell the tale.

The film premiered at the Toronto festival last year. It both dramatises a brutal and moving coming-of-age and shines a light on a little-known chapter in the story of race relations in Britain: the practice that led to thousands of Nigerian children like Akinnuoye-Agbaje being ‘farmed out’ to British families in that period.

Click here to read an interview with him at www.theguardian.com

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