The African Kinship Reunion



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

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.

You are invited to a teleconference about TAKiR research and project updates, questions sent by email, the experiences of those who have taken an ancestry DNA test, and any questions or comments presented in the conversation. The teleconference will also be an opportunity for diasporic relatives based on the DNA results to meet their African relatives for the first time!

Conference Call Details
Dial Into the Conference (United States): (515) 739-1285
Access Code: 305033
International Dial-in Numbers:

When: 3rd Saturday of each month at noon CST.
The next call is January 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM US/Central (GMT-0600)

At the scheduled date and time of the meeting, dial into the conference line.  When prompted, enter the access code followed by hash (#).

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.



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