Saturday, July 25, 2020

My Book Helps Build Cultural Bridges

In the 24 July, 2020 edition of the NewsLeaders newsletter, Juliana Howard, on behalf of Cultural Bridges, a central Minnesota organization helping refugees and immigrants settle and succeed in that region, says some good things about my book, Africans and Americans: Embracing Cultural Differences.

Cultural Bridges has as its mission to increase understanding and build relationships with our neighbors who have landed here from another country. Some are brown, some are Black, some are white. All are welcome! says Cultural Bridges. We hope that changing the column’s name to Cultural Connections will broaden our mission. Because many new arrivals come from Africa, I suggest reading the excellent book by Joseph Mbele, “Africans and Americans; Embracing Cultural Differences.” Mbele, a Tanzanian, is a professor of English at St. Olaf College in Northfield. The book is at Amazon and you can explore his website and see the work he is doing at