The Global Nomad

My topic of reference being a returnee back to the motherland, the pitfalls, the insights of what one should do before returning and as we all know if you do not plan then it means you plan to fail. Right. Too many managerial clichés right. But in all honesty what does it mean and involve when going back home. I had this pastry of photos in my mind, I had this kaleidoscope of how I was going to sell the idea of returnees coming back to the motherland but most especially the benefits right. The sale pitch was basically to other returnees and prospective returnees after all Africa is rising isn’t it, as you know abroad we are never expats but rather immigrants. Then it occurred to me how good is an idea in your head if it is not out there right.

The term global nomad has been coined, in my case, for Africans that live outside of Africa experts in all kinds of fields, are not immigrants, however,people who move from country to country to work because of their expertise, as well as those born to parents that work overseas. Their geographical location does not limit them to work in just one country. Once a contract is done, they up and leave and move to the next country for another assignment.

The term was phrased by Norma McCaig in 1984 The standard definition is ‘a person of any age or nationality who has lived a significant part of his or her developmental years in one or more countries outside his or her passport country because of a parent’s occupation.’ The term is generally used interchangeably with that of TCK (Third Culture Kid).


I am an African in general a Ugandan in particular, lived on three continents. My names are Colin Kabiswa and I go by the alias of Jaduu.

Ready for take off. Fasten your seat belts. This blog is a journey of sorts to highlight these five topics  that I encountered on my return journey home namely:

  1. Mindset
  2. Love
  3. Dating – Women
  4. Money
  5. Home


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