THIS. IS. MONUMENTAL.
African Americans and other people of the African diaspora reconnecting with their continental African families is POSSIBLE…AND IT’S HAPPENING NOW.
Through the pages of this website, you will come to learn more about first and second generation Africans who have taken an autosomal DNA test and reached out to their cousins of the diaspora. You will learn more about kinship restoration and community building across borders as well as my own reactions to related events.
I would like to hear from you as well. Feel free to leave comments after blog entries or email me for dialogue about TAKiR or your own African reunion story.
My research, as a Ph.D. student at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC), examines this process of kinship discovery and formation as well as its influence on identity, sense of self, and sense of belonging to the African transnational family. Contact me to learn more about research projects.