Over 1.4 million immigrants, including this writer, have come from Africa to the United States. The purpose of this narrative was to share the writer's experiences on a life journey from childhood to adulthood and to describe how the journey from a Kenyan African traditional-polygamist Christian culture to the American lifestyle was shaped by family, culture, traditions, religious beliefs, and practices in Uganda and Kenya (ancestral lands) and the United States (land of settlement). The story told through this narrative demonstrates that it is possible to emerge from a difficult socioeconomic background and succeed in life through acculturation, supported by social groups such as churches. Writing this narrative was gratifying, self-fulfilling, and satisfying to the writer.
|Advisor:||Lam, Brian T.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||African American Studies, Black studies, Social work, Individual & family studies, Spirituality|
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