A man who said he wanted to marry his daughter because he was “not a white man” has spoken out about the experience of his son.
Shane Persian said he was born in Pakistan but his father was from Ghana and his mother was from Nigeria.
He said he felt like a “black man” but did not see it as such.
“I never saw myself as black,” he told the BBC.
“My father was Nigerian and my mother was Nigerian, and I was raised with those identities.”
I think the more you get into that, the more black you get, the less you see yourself as black.
“We had a lot of nice conversations. “
She was a beautiful person,” he said.
“So I tried to tell her I’m not Nigerian, I am Nigerian.”‘”
My dad was Nigerian’ The son who was born out of wedlock is now a father of his own. “
So I tried to tell her I’m not Nigerian, I am Nigerian.”‘
My dad was Nigerian’ The son who was born out of wedlock is now a father of his own.
Mr Persian told the ABC he was very protective of his children, but was not happy when he heard about his father’s Nigerian ancestry.
“When my father was born I had a feeling he would not be my dad,” Mr Persians said.
He told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. that he has “always been a little bit of a tomboy” but he was happy to be his own man.
He is currently pursuing his Masters in Sociology at the University of Queensland.
He has also worked as a clinical psychologist at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in Brisbane.