Jelilat Oyetunji, South Portland, 2009

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Jelilat Oyetunji immigrated from Nigeria to Maine at twenty-four with one identity, as a Nigerian college student. She found herself a decade later with a broader one, as a Muslim woman who thinks across national borders and speaks with a strong and effective voice for change. “I want my daughters to know it’s okay for a Muslim woman, with or without a headdress, to do whatever she wants to do.” said Oyetunji in 2009.

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  • Title: Jelilat Oyetunji, South Portland, 2009
  • Creator: Jan Pieter Van Voorst Van Beest
  • Creation Date: 2009
  • Subject Date: 2009
  • Locations:
    • Nigeria
    • South Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Digital photograph
  • Object Type: Image

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