Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


African-American Studies

First Advisor

Dr. Akinyele Umoja

Second Advisor

Dr. Sarita Davis

Third Advisor

Dr. Makungu Akinyela


This study seeks to explore the challenges Igbo women face when raising their children in 21st century American Society. The study will also explore how Igbo women are able to maneuver through two cultures and raise their children simultaneously. This research explores the occurrence of being an African woman dealing with cultural differences, race identity and gender in a Western society and how it relates to parenting. Interviews will be conducted to get real lived experiences of participants. The goal is to bring forth knowledge and awareness on African women, particularly Igbo women and what they ultimately grapple with when raising their children, but told through their lenses giving them a voice.


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