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Brice: 30 Neighbors. 30 Days. Spotlighting diverse Pittsburghers in social media and here on PUM

February 1, Day 13:

“Cameroon is considered ‘Africa in miniature.’ It’s one of the most diverse places on Earth. You have four major religions, 208 different ethnic groups, two official languages with more than 200 dialects. And, in that mix, we still get along. That’s something you don’t see in a lot of places in the world.  It’s fascinating. The diversity is what I miss the most. And, of course my family too... After this many years here, I feel both American and Cameroonian, which is why I wish I could have dual citizenship. I feel like part of my life is here, I feel like I’m part of this economy, I’m part of the culture... I face the same challenges -- and I like it. It makes me feel American.  But, part of me still has a past there. Not only a past, but a present day. I want to be able to call myself a Cameroonian-American or a ‘Cameroon-ican’ if there’s such a thing." -- Brice  #IamPGH



Welcoming Pittsburgh is launching 30 Neighbors. 30 Days., in collaboration with PittsburghUrbanMedia.com and other partners, to spotlight stories from diverse Pittsburghers, including those hailing from countries around the globe, transplants from other American cities, and Pittsburgh natives. 

  Follow the campaign:  www.PittsburghUubanMedia.com, WelcomingPGH on Facebook and Twitter, hashtag #IamPGH. 30 Neighbors. 30 Days. runs January 20 – February 18, 2016.

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