Emmanuel Armah

Emmanuel remembers his early years living within an army barracks in Ghana as his father was in the Army. His driving passion for maths led him to defy his mother in becoming an accountant instead of a doctor. He describes the cultural shock of arriving into a country where people tended to stay indoors and keep to themselves – a marked contrast to African life. He gives a description of his time as a student at the University of Hull and later as a supply teacher working with challenging kids at various schools. He shares his memories of the changing city of Hull a city during his 16 years here.

Media No: 1161
Interviewee Forename: Emmanuel
Interviewee Surname: Armah
Year of Birth 1972
Interviewer: Jerome Whittingham
Producer: Gifty Burrows
Location: Unknown
Date of Interview: 2017
Duration (HH:MM:SS): 00:30:12

This interview was recorded as part of the ‘African Stories – Contemporary Voices’ project. You can read a full transcript of this interview over on the African Stories website by clicking here.