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Djibril Cisse: Learning the Language

Djibril Cisse: Learning the Language
June 25, 2010 | WGVU   Djibril and Oulimata Cisse are from Senegal.  They spoke with their adopted mother Patricia Carlin at StoryCorps in Grand Rapids last year.   Djibril came to the United States  ahead of his wife:  more than 10 years ago.  Here he talks about how he learned to speak the language of his new country.

 Djibril’s wife Oulimata was finally able to join him here in the U.S. in 2008. StoryCorps interviews are archived at the library of congress.  This local segment was produced by Joseph Hinman and Rick Bierling. For more, visit StoryCorp.org.

Coming up On StoryCorps West Michigan

Emily West and her father Philip West   Jan-30-15  
Former Pastor Philip West with his daughter Emily. Emily talks about coming out to her parents and we hear how her father’s acceptance of her orientation disrupted his life.

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Kent and Susan Riddle   Jan-23-15  
Kent and Susan Riddle recount a life-changing car accident and recovery.
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Eunice and Ruthy Paulson   Jan-16-15  
Eunice Paulson is interviewed by her daughter Ruthy.
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Terry Johnston with Peng Grossklaus   Jan-09-15  
This Friday on StoryCorps West Michigan Terry Johnston interviewed by his friend Peng Grossklaus.
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Mayor George Heartwell   Jan-02-15  
Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell reflects on a life-changing mission trip to Haiti.
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