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There Is No American Dream for a Black Man

Growing up in Cameroon, I believed America was the only dream. But the reality is much more complicated.

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As a kid, I always knew I’d leave Cameroon to pursue my education. My older cousins had left, and talks about higher education in the country were hopeless. I was the firstborn son, so it only made sense that my parents…



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Kamga Tchassa

I write for immigrants (and people who would love to understand them) about how to adapt, build relationships, and thrive through the challenges of a new home.