The Ring

Relationship: Child of im/migrant
The ring
The ring

Culture is a really big part of my family. My family is very religious and expect us as the younger generation to follow the paths or steps of our elders. They expect us to take the positive sides of the actions as depending on living styles, having a happy life and helping others. My father gave a ring to both me and my brother when I was about the age of fifteen and him two years older than me, also it was during the time when our settling in the United states was about to take place. I come from Niger a country located in Central Africa. The ring symbolizes luck, but this ring actually means more than luck to me. When I look at this ring I see myself in Niger walking on the brown sand with the sun shining hot. The ring reminds me of where I came from and how much effort was handed-down to make it here. My family really expect me to be in a good living situation in the future and also to stay or keep my religion as Muslim. This ring helps me that people praying for me to achieve my goals and it’s time for me to make them proud.

Place(s): Niger/New York
Year: 2016

– K

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