Olufemi Nassi is an author, poet, and host of The In-Betweeners Podcast. Kamga Tchassa is a poet, writer, and multi-format content creator. In this special three-way conversation, Femi and Kamga share the nuances, complexities and challenges that come with immigrating to America. It's one of those conversations that will open your eyes and expand your perspective. I had a lot of fun in this conversation and I think you will thoroughly enjoy it. Here is our episode
For more from Femi:
Her book, Ji Sokee: https://www.amazon.com/Ji-Sokee-Awakening-Femi-Nassi/dp/2376120241
The Inbetweeners Podcast: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1vigv4LkTBCUuDYx06Oy9z iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-in-betweeners-podcast/id1504104900
For more from Kamga:
Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/tchassakamga Medium : https://medium.com/@tchassakamga
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6:56 - Femi's introduction to the U.S.
11:34 - Kamga's introduction to the U.S.
16:54 - Adjusting to an Individualistic culture
23:29 - American racism from an African's perspactive
27:28 - Having to constantly explain their identities
34:30 - The expectations and assumptions of family back home
37:38 - Discovering their own identities
42:10 - Mental health and understanding loneliness
50:28 - The dark side of African collectivism
58:43 - Self-expression and making an impact through writing
105:48 - What's next for Kamga and Femi
1:14:08 - How to find their creative work
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