Interview for

Temitope Oshinowo

6/10/2020

Interviewed By:

Rosmeilyn Jerez

Date Interviewed:

Audio Recording of Interview
00:00 / 51:25
Summary

Raised in Nigeria, Temitope describes moving to Houston, Texas. She also discusses Nigerian family dynamics, her Christian faith journey, favorite cultural and family traditions, and memories from childhood.

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Outline

Narrator: Temitope Oshinowo

Date: 06/10/20

Narrator Location: Niskayuna, NY

Interviewer Location: Hialeah Gardens, FL


Summary: Raised in Nigeria, Temitope describes moving to Houston, Texas. She also discusses Nigerian family dynamics, her Christian faith journey, favorite cultural and family traditions, and memories from childhood.

Topics: Spirituality/Religion Practice, Immigration Process, Family, Rituals, Culture, Cultural Adjustment, Gender, Childhood, Generational Differences, Education


Outline

Section 1: (00:26)

  • Spirituality/Religious Practice - Oshinowo describes notable memories from Nigeria, like celebrating special occasions with family and attending church service. Oshinowo describes her experience with Christianity in Nigeria and how her faith grew when she went to college.

Section 2: (10:18)

  • Immigration Process - Oshinowo talks about coming over to the US for the first time and her first impressions of Houston.

Section 3: (16:35)

  • Family - Oshinowo describes experiencing her baby brother’s birth in Texas and recounts family memories. She also discusses Nigerian traditions in clothes and food.

Section 4: (24:56)

  • Spirituality/Religious Practice - Ritual - Oshinowo describes her family’s faith, and how it has influenced her own faith journey. Worshiping through music has always been important to her family.

Section 5: (27:56)

  • Culture - Oshinowo describes Nigerian culture regarding education, family dynamics, and intercultural, interreligious marriage.

Section 6: (36:41)

  • Cultural Adjustment - Oshinowo shares differences between Nigerian church and American church, and talks about how family storytelling has helped her preserve memories of Nigeria.

Section 7: (45:32)

  • Gender - Oshinowo describes the patriarchal social norms in Nigeria and the prospect of having children. She also shares her recent experiences of visiting her hometown.