Interview with Marie-Antoinette Sossou, May 21, 2014

Project: African Immigrants in the Bluegrass Oral History Project

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Marie Antoinette Sossou describes growing up and going to school in Ghana ? Catholic primary and middle school, and Zion boarding high school after cooking for Irish nuns for almost a year, and her father being shamed by his brother-in-law to pay her school fees. She was the oldest child and a twin. After five years in Trondheim, Norway she got her B.A. and M.A. in Social Work. Her social work experience in Keta, Ho, and Accra included working with families on issues such as child support and child welfare, being a probation officer, and working with refugees from Togo. After years as chair of the Social Work Department at University of Legon, she got her PhD at the University of Denver and came to University of Kentucky in 2003. Now a tenured Associate Professor she teaches a Global Poverty course which she developed, and she has taken social work students to Ghana since 2011.

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2014oh079_aitb012

Interviewee Name

Marie-Antoinette Sossou

Interviewer Name

Angene H. Wilson

Interview Date

2014-05-21

Interview LC Subject

Africa Ghana

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Sossou, Marie-Antoinette Interview by Angene H. Wilson. 21 May. 2014. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Sossou, M. (2014, May 21). Interview by A. H. Wilson. African Immigrants in the Bluegrass Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Sossou, Marie-Antoinette, interview by Angene H. Wilson. May 21, 2014, African Immigrants in the Bluegrass Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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