For those who have found themselves outside their homeland and are keen to seek solace within the culture they grew up with, cultural journalism is a key method of doing so. To not only read about, but also document the ongoing culture of your country of birth is a great way not only to stay wired into what's going on back home, but also to introduce others to your culture.
ADUNAGOW magazine is one such example of cultural journalism, and strives to do the best it can to produce great content relating back to Africa and its culture, from fashion to celebrity interviews. Whether you're in Germany working on car designs or in the UK living life in the fast lane as a Foxy Bingo champion, it's likely you'll be interested in keeping in touch with your roots.
But how do you actually become a cultural journalist? The answer is simple - keep your ties alive and well. Stay in contact with those you know within the country (if you're writing from an external location), and travel back as often as you can to get some in-person journalism done, as that's where some of your best material will come from.
You don't need to be a professional-level writer to start with. Try starting a blog, and you might find that it becomes rather popular. The reason for this is that those with your cultural background or a similar one will find the blog and know that the information within it is interesting and relevant to their interests.
Not only that, but you're assisting with the ongoing interest in the country itself from those who aren't familiar at all, helping to boost tourism and income for the country and those within it. This is a great thing to do, and if you're keen on putting your passion for writing towards a cultural goal, then do so - it's important to celebrate the many interesting things you'll find within the culture you hail from, and this is a professional (and potentially financially beneficial) way to do so.
ADUNAGOW Magazine is an online publication full of exciting African art and culture, information, photographs, celebrities interviews and much more, with the purpose of showcasing the positive contributions of Africans in the world.