Unlocking Stereotypes (André Siamundele Digital Story)



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André Siamundele, a professor of French at the University of Maine at Farmington, discusses his travels, both as a child and as an adult. He was born in Kinshasa in 1960, which is when it became the capital of the Republic of the Congo. As a child he moved around a lot because his father was a diplomat. He has lived in Nigeria; Kigali, Rwanda; Ottawa, Canada; New York City; upstate New York; Maine, and several other places. In the interview, he focuses on how the stereotypes that a lot of Americans have about different countries in Africa are not true at all and his experiences definitely opened him up to new ideas and new ways of thinking.

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