Michelle Amoah and her mom Monica Amoah discuss growing up in Ghana, West Africa

In this interview, conducted on November 26, 2017 in Arlington, Texas, Michelle Amoah (16) interviews her mother Monica Amoah (47) about living in Ghana, a country in West Africa. Ms.Amoah shares stories about her childhood including living with her sister...

Adjusting to a foreign land

Nicholas “Nicky” Weinstock had jumped headfirst into an entirely new civilization, with no knowledge of the language or culture. Nicky’s son, Lincoln Weinstock, interviews him about his experience in Africa. Nicky tells about his near-death malaria experience, what it was...

Kirstie Kwarteng and Isaac Kwarteng

Kirstie Kwarteng interviews her father, Isaac Kwarteng, about his life growing up on Ghana and migrating to the United States.

In Your Own Words with Pele Voncujovi

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

Nana’s interview

This interview was done for an honors 10 English assignment. I chose to interview Nana because I knew she’d immigrated from Ghana, and she might’ve had some interesting stories to tell. My grandma is currently living in Memphis Tennessee, and...

Kirstie Kwarteng and Nana Aba Naaman

Kirstie Kwarteng (28) interviews Nana Aba Bentsi-Enchill (64) about her decision to immigrate from Ghana to the United States. Nana Aba talks about how her father's death impacted her. She also reflects on her own colorblindness and the experience of...

"You can't understand where you are without understanding your past": Interview with Kuukuwa Manful  

Kuukuwa is a trained architect from Ghana currently pursuing a PhD in Politics and International Studies at SOAS, University of London. She is also the Principal Investigator on building Early Accra - a project that aims to digitise endangered architectural...

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Doris Green and Melvin Taylor

Melvin Taylor (49) asks his associate Doris Green about her career as an ethnomusicologist, her creation of Greenotation (an integrated score of percussive music and dance notation), and the time she spent traveling in Africa to learn more about the...