Coming to America

A short interview of a man who came to America in his late teenage years. Even though it was extremely difficult for him, he managed to go to school and make the best out of his situation. Today he is...

“you were a little puny baby”

Though I do not see her that often because of the distance, my grandma and I have a close bond. Not only was life back home difficult to deal with, but the struggle of transitioning also took a toll of...

In Your Own Words with Jade Moses

As 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...

I Grew Up With My Grandparents

Shafeeah Alli interviews her mother Shavanna Alli. They talk about Shavanna’s childhood in the years leading up to Shafeeah’s birth.

The Arduous Journey of a Young Immigrant

The following interview depicts the story and results of a big leap of faith. A family travels from Guyana to the United States for better opportunities for the following generations.

Questions with mom

Talking to my mom about our family history and traditions.

Grand Times With Grandma

In this interview I interviewed my grandma. I wanted to find out what her life was like back in Guyana where she came from and what our ancestors were like. In this interview I had a grand time with my...

Life Back Home In Guyana And Here

On September 26, 2018 in Bronx, New York, I (Shabeena Samad) interview Beverly Basdeo (Ms. Persaud). Ms. Persaud is a teacher at Mott Hall V, that teach Social Studies. She is 30 years old and is also a mother of...

Interview with Wasim Rahim

Interview with first generation immigrant from Guyana—his personal story and opinions on immigration policy in the US