Title

Nigerians Celebrate Community, Maine at Gathering

Authors

Stephanie Harp

Source

Amjambo Africa!

Date

9-2022

Pages

1,39

Abstract

Article about the first in-person gathering of the Naija (Nigerian) community in Maine as represented by a 120-member WhatsApp group. Details the origins of the group, created by Emmanuel Juwah and fortified by a merger with a Facebook group of Nigerian Mainers started by Anita Nwanna-Nzewunwa. Describes the group's steady progress toward becoming a formal organization, including their first in-person social gathering in Augusta in July 2022. Members of the group discuss their craving for community in their new home and the ways they support each other.

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