Cameroon Trip Challenges First-Year Students' Thoughts About Africa
Kayla Gustitus and Alyssa Heilman were among a small group of first-year students from Albion College who traveled to Cameroon for two weeks in January. Led by Emmanuel Yewah, professor of French and the Howard L. McGregor Endowed Professor of Humanities at Albion, the trip challenged the students' original conceptions about Africa.
A Year in Argentina: Katie Stephens' Off-Campus Experience
"... After four days of being in Córdoba, I was already getting invited to friends-of-friends’ houses for dinner, going to the park to drink maté (a cultural experience in itself) and being helped by people on the streets before getting lost. I now find myself greeting everyone with a kiss on the cheek and quickly giving up my seat on the bus … things that seemed so foreign to me when I first arrived ..."
Albion Professors Togunde, Yewah Publish Book on African Immigration to U.S.
Professors Emmanuel Yewah, left, and 'Dimeji Togunde display their new book.Albion College professors Emmanuel Yewah and ’Dimeji Togunde have added a new perspective to the intellectual discourse on African immigration to the United States in their edited book, Across the Atlantic: African Immigrants in the United States Diaspora, published in December 2010 by Common Ground at the University of Illinois.
As one of the justifications for the publication of the book, Togunde, chair of the Anthropology and Sociology Department and the John S. Ludington Professor in the Social Sciences, stated that “unlike previous studies of African immigration, this book is the first to document how media and African literary texts create images [of the U.S.] in the minds of Africans living in Africa.”