About Mommy Tutu

Today, I learned about a very important person in my life. We talked about her past and what she hoped for her future.

AP Language Thanksgiving Interview: Mother 2018

I interviewed my mom, who like my dad, was an immigrant to America from Nigeria. She talks about the experience of being an immigrant and also living in America for a long time. Despite the label of “immigrant”, you’d also...

Interview with Mary Ellen Chijioke

In December 2017 I had the privilege of interviewing Mary Chijioke. Mary is the youngest of 5 children of Douglas and Alice Wardell Graffin of Chappaqua, New York, USA. She is the wife of Mark Chijioke, and together they have...

Emmanuel Adebanjo and his dad Isaac Adebanjo talk about the process of Immigration and Change

In this interview, conducted in June 2, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, Emmanuel Adebanjo (18) interviews his father Isaac Adebanjo (59) about his journey and lessons learned from Nigeria to America. My dad shares his stories about his childhood, inspirations and...

In Your Own Words with Madu Udeh

Originally a celebration of Black History Month, February 2018, Middlebury College’s Davis Family Library initiated a series of oral interviews, “In Your Own Words.” In them, Literatures & Cultures Librarian Katrina Spencer engages members of the community who trace their...