In her third publication of the year, PSR alumnae, Kuukua Dzigbordi Yomekpe, writes about the experience of negotiating identities as an immigrant to the US. She writes about changing her name, straightening her hair, and practicing her “American” accent to assimilate successfully into her new environment.
The anthology, African Women Writing Resistance, was published by University of Wisconsin Press and released in August 2010.
The editors of the anthology will be speaking about the book on a panel at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association held in downtown San Francisco.
Although she will not be speaking on the panel, she will be at the book reading and signing later on.
Please Facebook her or email her ( for more information.

Thursday, November 18, 2010
Westin St. Francis
335 Powell Street

Panel: African Women Writing Resistance: Voices from the Diaspora
Chair: Jennifer J. Browdy de Hernandez, Bard College at Simon’s Rock
Patricia M. Chogugudza, Langston University, The Impact of Gender, Culture, and Migration on the Lives of Sub-Saharan African Women Living in the Diaspora
Discussant: Anne M. Serafin, Independent Scholar

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