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StoryCorps: Gnimbin Ouattara

May 21, 2013

Gnimbin Ouattara at StoryCorps Atlanta
Credit StoryCorps
In 2001, Ivory Coast native Gnimbin Albert Ouattara came to the U.S. on a prestigious Fulbright scholarship to study history.  At Georgia State, advisors suggested his first name would be hard to pronounce, and so they made his middle name, Albert, his first name on school records. Then 9-11 happened, and the simple name-change ended up complicating Gnimbin’s life more than anyone had predicted. 


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