LONGING FOR HOME: A Germany-Based Engineer’s Emotional Journey Back to Nigeria

By: Chiziterem Bethrand / March 23rd, 2024 / 17 views

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In the bustling city of Berlin, amidst the towering skyscrapers and the constant hum of progress, there lies a heart that aches for the distant shores of Nigeria.

Meet Emeka, a talented engineer whose skills have taken him far from his homeland, yet his soul remains tethered to the memories of the life he once knew, as he navigates the labyrinthine streets of Germany’s capital, Emeka’s mind often wanders back to the vibrant streets of Lagos, where the air is thick with the scent of spices and the sounds of laughter echo through the night.

He longs for the warmth of the sun on his skin, for the rhythm of the drums that pulse through his veins, but it’s not just the sights and sounds that Emeka misses; it’s the sense of belonging, the feeling of being truly understood.

In Germany, he is a stranger in a strange land, forever grappling with the language and customs that are so different from his own.

Despite his best efforts, he cannot shake the feeling of being adrift in a sea of unfamiliarity, yet, amidst the longing and the loneliness, there is a flicker of hope.

Emeka knows that Nigeria is undergoing a renaissance, with new opportunities emerging every day, he dreams of returning home, of using his skills to contribute to the growth and development of his beloved country, but for now, he is caught between two worlds, torn between the life he once knew and the promise of a brighter future.

As he gazes out at the grey skies of Berlin, Emeka knows that his heart will always belong to Nigeria, and that one day, he will return home to reclaim the life that he left behind.


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