Brian Kokoruwe shares his journey from growing up during civil war in Nigeria to becoming Director of Deaf UK Athletics and a published author.
While I am active in the Deaf BSL community, involved in Deaf sports, and the Government BSL Advisory Board, my identity is very much shaped by my culture and experiences growing up. Although I was born in London, as a three-month-old baby my parents put me on a plane to Lagos, Nigeria, under the watchful eyes of the cabin crew. I spent the early part of my life in Nigeria, West Africa, and was brought up by my grandparents in the village while my parents were managing life in London as students.
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