Caught between a rock and hard place: African students in the city
By Tania Thomas | 10 April, 2018
BENGALURU: Bill, a student from Cameroon, came to Bengaluru to pursue his studies in 2009. Although he was promised top-class facilities and a dream platform to pursue his career in football, his piped dreams came crashing down.
The hostel where he was put up, failed to even provide a bed or a mattress to students. Along with that, he was subjected to racial stereotyping, making the process of gelling into the Indian society and curriculum, much harder than expected.
Apart from racial attacks and the feeling of being treated like an outsider (he was even called an alien once), matters got worse for Bill, when he had to cope with the political situation back home and completing his education here in Bengaluru.
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