26. Audrey West
North Wales, UK
Added August 9, 2021
Compilation of the first 25 readers.
25. Rachel Oneika Phillips
Brooklyn, New York
Added June 7, 2021
Born: Guyana, South America; 1976
Places previously lived: Guyana, Grenada, Eritrea, Barbados, Virginia, NY
Parents born: Trinidad (Father); Guyana (Mother)
Parents lived: Guyana, Grenada, Eritrea, Barbados, USA
Grandparents born and lived:
Paternal: Trinidad (Grandfather); Grenada and Trinidad (Grandmother)
Maternal: Guyana (Grandfather); Guyana (Grandmother)
24. LaNeshe Miller-White
Added 5 March 2021
Born: Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Parents: Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Grandparents: Bridgeport, and Greenville, Mississippi.
22. Solomon Ranjeev Merugu
Rockville, MD, USA
Added 6 Feb 2021
Born: Secunderabad, India, 1970
Previously lived: Secunderabad & Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Vizag, Chennai
Parents born: Andhra Pradesh, India
Parents lived: India
Grandparents born: India
Grandparents lived: India
Facebook: Ranjeev Merugu
21. Diana Thomas
Added 29 Jan 2021
Previously lived: UK and Netherlands
Parents born: Jamaica
Parents lived: UK and Jamaica
Grandparents born: Jamaica
Grandparents lived: UK, Jamaica, USA
Born: Toronto, Canada , 1991
Previously lived: Cancún & Moterrey (Mexico), UK
Parents born: Punjab, India
Parents lived: Punjab, India
Father’s ancestors: India
Mother’s ancestors: India but her parents were living in Pakistan and had a dangerous migration during the partition.
Podcast link: https://open.spotify.
19. Louis Kongko Makau
Saldanha Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
Added 8 Dec 2020
18. Scott Ting-A-Kee
Added 20 Nov 2020
Born: Georgetown, Guyana, 1994
Parents born: Guyana
Parents lived: Pomeroon, Port Kaituma, Georgetown
Father’s ancestors: China (indentured in Guyana)
Mother’s ancestors: Portugal
17. James Diboe
Added 8 November 2020
Born: Liverpool, 1981
Parents Born: Liverpool
Grandparents: Paternal: Nigeria; Maternal, Trinidad.
Great Grandparents: Nigeria, Guyana
Born: Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 1982
Previously lived: Brasília, Brasil
Parents born: Father – Rio de Janeiro; /Mother – Campestre, MG
Parents lived: Father – Rio de Janeiro; Mother – Brasília
Grandparernts born and lived: Rio de Janeiro (father) and Campestre (mother)
Mother’s ancestors: Syria
Blog: Flores de Maio
15. Victoria Evaristo
Added 6 October 2020
Born: Liverpool England 1972
Parents Born: Mother, Liverpool, England; Father: Benin City, Nigeria (Father)
Grandparents: Lagos, Nigeria; Londonderry Ireland
14. Davina Cole
Added 29 September 2020
Born: London, 1982
Parents born: Sierra Leone
Parents lived: Sierra Leone and London
Grandparents born and lived: Sierra Leone, London and Nigeria.
13. Lilian Amah
Translation by Anene J Ebere
Added 27 September 2020
Born: Lagos, Nigeria, 1965
Previously lived: Warri, Nigeria; Freetown, Sierra Leone; Accra, Ghana
Parents born: Mother: Umuoji, Nigeria; Father: Ojoto, Nigeria
Places parents lived: Mother: Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone; Father: Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Portugal
Grandparents born and lived: Nigeria
Facebook: Lillian Amah
12. Marjorie Morgan
Added 28 August, 2020
Born: Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, 1960
Previously lived: Trowbridge, Gloucester, Woking, Bracknell, London, Yate, Northampton
Parents born: Mother: St Mary, Jamaica; Father: Manchester, Jamaica
Places parents lived: Mother: Jamaica, UK; Father: Jamaica, America, UK
Grandparents born and lived: Maternal line: St Mary, Jamaica; Paternal line: Manchester, Jamaica
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11. Miles Megaciph
Mobile, Alabama USA
Added 25 August 2020
Born: White Plains, New York USA 1974
Places previously lived: New York, Georgia, North Carolina, Cuba, Okinawa, Kansas
Parents born: to follow
Places parents lived: Mother-Harlem, New York; Atlanta, Georgia — Father-White Plains, New York
Grandparents born and lived: to follow
Other direct ancestors: to follow
Megaciph.com Soundcloud Facebook
10. Ngugi wa Thiong’o
Added 14 August 2020
Born: Limuru, Kenya
Previously lived: Kampala, Uganda; Leeds & London (UK); Sweden; New York & New Jersey, USA.
Parents & Grandparents lived: Kenya
Poem exchange: No. 1
Tayo Aluko reads Dawn of Darkness
by Ngugi wa Thiong’o
Previously lived: Foulpointe, Madagascar; Tamatave, Madagascar; Genolhac, France; Ipswich, UK, Bristol UK, London UK
Parents born: in Madagascar
Places parents lived: Madagascar
Grandparents born and lived: Madagascar
Other direct ancestors: Not so sure but I have both African and South East Asian blood in my ancestry.
website(s)/social media www.christellepellecuer.com
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Added 4 August 2020
Born: 1992, Goldsboro, NC (a small rural town in Eastern NC)
Previously lived: Seattle, Washington, Durham, NC Lexington, VA, Washington, DC, York, England, Leeds, England
Parents born: Father- Dallas, TX; Mother- Kinston, NC
Places parents lived: Father- Shreveport, Louisiana, Dallas Texas, California; Mother- Jones County, NC, Nuremberg, Germany, Stillwater Oklahoma, Dallas Texas
Together- Seattle, Washington; Goldsboro, NC
Grandparents born and lived: Paternal grandparents: Dallas, Texas. Maternal grandparents: Jones County, NC. Nuremberg, Germany. Korea. Stillwater Oklahoma. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Goldsboro, NC.
Other direct ancestors, going back as far as you can: Not sure about on the paternal side, but on the maternal side my direct ancestors all lived and grew up in Jones county as far back as my great great grandmother who was a slave in Eastern NC.
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7. Dr. Anita Franklin
Added 31 July 2020
Born Philadelphia, PA, 1958
Raised in Brooklyn, New York
Lived in San Diego, California
Father born in Philadelphia, ancestors from Georgia.
Mother born in Edgefield, ancestors from islands off South Carolina and Florida
6. Mosa Mpetha
Added 28 July 2020
Born: Liverpool, UK 1989
Previously lived: Liverpool, UK
Parents born: Mother: Devon, UK // Father: Cape Town, South Africa
Places parents lived Mother: Devon, UK > Canterbury, UK > Liverpool, UK // Father: Cape Town, South Africa > Liverpool, UK > Gauteng, South Africa
Grandparents born and lived Maternal: Devon, UK // Paternal: Cape Town, South Africa
Some key ancestors on the paternal side: Oscar Mafakafaka Mpetha (Great Grandfather) 1909 – 1994 & King Mashiya of the Hlubi Tribe, early 1700s.
website(s)/social media @MosaMpetha (Twitter)
5. Keith LaMar
Supermax prison (Death Row) Youngstown, Ohio, USA
Added 25 July 2020
Born: Cleveland, Ohio. 1969
Where previously lived: Cleveland, Ohio
Parents Born: Cleveland, Ohio
Grandparents Born: Grandmother in Birmingham, Alabama; moved to Detroit with parents during great migration, met and married grandfather, who was born in Georgia, and they moved to Cleveland so grandfather could work in steel mills.
Time inside: 31 years; in solitary for 27; on death row for 25.
4. Dave Donald
Added 19 July 2020
Born: Glasgow, Scotland, 1979
Parents born: Glasgow
Other direct ancestors: Scotland & St. Kitts
3. Ghislain Muhiwa
Added 17 July 2020
Born : Kibirizi, DRC,1990
Previously lived : Goma town, Beni.
Parents : Born in Lubero région.
Grand parents : Born in Lubero region in North Kivu province/RDC.
Organisation website: www.luchacongo.org/
2. Clinton Manujibeya
Added 17 July 2020
Born: Rome, Italy, 1992.
Previously lived: London, Nantes, Redon, Amsterdam, Heidelberg.
Mother born: Nigeria
Born: Ibadan, Nigeria, 1962
Previously lived: Lagos, Nigeria; Blandford Forum, Dorset, UK; Bath, UK; Canterbury, UK; London, UK.
Parents: Born Ilesa region, currently Oyo State, Nigeria. Lived in Osogbo, Ibadan, Lagos.
Grandparents: Born Ilesa/Ekiti region
Living in Liverpool, UK