Interview with Fiston Boyita Bo Malenga , May 13, 2017

Project: African Immigrants in the Bluegrass Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Fiston Boyita Bo Malenga was born in Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of Congo in 1981 where he attended his early years of primary school. He lived with his grandparents, and because his grandfather worked for the government and was often reassigned, he attended several different schools before graduating from secondary school in Kinshasa. After his American father with whom he reconnected after 18 years was unable to obtain a U.S. visa for him, he began university in Burkina Faso. He got a Diversity Lottery Visa in 2006 and came to Kentucky in 2008. Fiston attended several months of ESL classes and courses at Jefferson Community College and worked at UPS for four years. He now works as an electrician and hopes to complete his college education and someday get other Americans interested in a project in Congo.

Interview Accession

2017oh359_aitb041

Interviewee Name

Fiston Boyita Bo Malenga

Interviewer Name

Jack Wilson

Interview Date

2017-05-13

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Malenga, Fiston Boyita Bo Interview by Jack Wilson. 13 May. 2017. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Malenga, F.B. (2017, May 13). Interview by J. Wilson. African Immigrants in the Bluegrass Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Malenga, Fiston Boyita Bo, interview by Jack Wilson. May 13, 2017, African Immigrants in the Bluegrass Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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