I Give Up Explaining How to Pronounce My Name

Gatkek Kuajien Chuol
4 min readJun 2, 2024

The struggle of having an African name is real …

Photo by Philippe AWOUTERS on Unsplash

Africans assign names to their children according to the happening of a certain situation, or after their grandfathers/mothers as a way to keep their names and spirit alive through the family or simply, to honor their ancestors.

You can ask any African about their African name, they will explain to you why they…

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Gatkek Kuajien Chuol

Passionate Human Rights Lawyer (LL.M), diving into the realms of geopolitics, social issues, refugees's rights. Sports enthusiast and dedicated Youth Mentor.