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Albino Nigerians Were Called “White People” – 1921

Albino Nigerians Were Called “White People” – 1921

Source: Among The Ibos of Nigeria (George Thomas Basden) pg. 31 - 1921 A.D. "Colour variations are prevalent from light olive to deepest black, and albinos are common. These freaks of naturea are of unprepossessing appearance. They are not, however, treated as monstrosities; indeed the mother of an albino is usually gratified with her offspring. They are termed by the people "ndi-awcha" ie., white people. Skin disfigurements are very common, especially amongst the elder folk. These produce a pie-bald condition, the hands and feet being the parts chiefly affected. This is, I suppose, due to some form of disease which…
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