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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.
About This Item
- Title: Jelilat Oyetunji, South Portland, 2009
- Creator: Van Voorst Van Beest, Jan Pieter
- Creation Date: 2009
- Subject Date: 2009
- Town: South Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Digital photograph
- Object Type: Image
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- Emigration & immigration--United States
- Emigration and immigration--Nigeria
- Immigrants--United States--Maine--South Portland
- University of Southern Maine
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