Interview with Kiluba Nkulu, September 12, 2014
Project: African Immigrants in the Bluegrass Oral History Project
Interview SummaryKiluba Nkulu describes his schooling through his undergraduate education in the Democratic Republic of Congo and then to Asbury Theological Seminary, and at the University of Kentucky for graduate work and a PhD in Educational Policy Studies, including the twists and turns of opportunity and focus sometimes affected by violence and war. His book "Serving the Common Good: A Postcolonial African Perspective on Higher Education" is partially based on his doctoral dissertation about Julius Nyerere, first president of Tanzania. He praises his grandfather as a role model for learning to live with diversity and in a community. He talks about interactions with Peace Corps volunteers and about his own non-profit, Mchekiti, which funds scholarships for Congolese students. In 2014 on contract with Fayette County Schools as an educational interpreter, he facilitated conferences between Congolese parents and children with teachers and administrators and acts as a solver of problems.
Interview KeywordAsbury Seminary Etienne Tshisekedi Grandfather Kabala Kamina Katanga Kdwezi Kinshasa Kiolo Mission Station Kisangani Lubumbashi Malimba Centre Mitwaba Mulongo Mulungashi Nguza Karl-I-Bond University of Kentucky Political violence. Physicians Teachers Communities. Peace Corps (U.S.)--Congo (Democratic Republic)
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Nkulu, Kiluba Interview by Angene Wilson. 12 Sep. 2014. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Nkulu, K. (2014, September 12). Interview by A. Wilson. African Immigrants in the Bluegrass Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Nkulu, Kiluba, interview by Angene Wilson. September 12, 2014, African Immigrants in the Bluegrass Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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