Franco-American Collection

André Teko

André Teko est né au Togo, mais il est parti au Benin au cause de ses activités politiques.  Il a travaillé comme proffeseur à l'Université de Benin, mais quelques membres du gouvernement Togolais essayaient de se kidnapper, et M. Teko a demandé a être admis aux Etats Unis comme réfugie.  Au jourd'hui, il habite à Lewiston, Maine, et enseigne au Collège Bates.

Dans ce interview (au date octobre 30, 2005), M. Teko parle avec Daniel Koumou-nent au sujet de ces activités politiques en Togo et Benin, sa nouveau vie aux Etats-Unis, et les differences culturels entre les Etats et l'Afrique.

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André Teko was born in Togo but forced to flee that country because of his political activities.  He worked initially as a university professor at the University of Benin, but when members of the military dictatorship in Togo attempted to kidnap him, he was forced to flee once more.  He was granted refugee status in the United States and now teaches at Bates College in Lewiston.

In this interview of October 30, 2005 he talks to Daniel Koumou-nete about his political activities in Togo and Benin, adapting to life in the United States, and cutural differences between Africa and the US.

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