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The Resource Call me American : a memoir, Abdi Nor with Max Alexander

Call me American : a memoir, Abdi Nor with Max Alexander

Label
Call me American : a memoir
Title
Call me American
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Abdi Nor with Max Alexander
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Abdi Nor Iftin first fell in love with America from afar. As a child, he learned English by listening to American pop artists like Michael Jackson and watching films starring action heroes like Arnold Schwarzenegger. When U.S. marines landed in Mogadishu to take on the warlords, Abdi cheered the arrival of these real Americans, who seemed as heroic as those of the movies. Sporting American clothes and dance moves, he became known around Mogadishu as Abdi American, but when the radical Islamist group al-Shabaab rose to power in 2006, it suddenly became dangerous to celebrate Western culture. Desperate to make a living, Abdi used his language skills to post secret dispatches to NPR and the Internet, which found an audience of worldwide listeners. But as life in Somalia grew more dangerous, Abdi was left with no choice but to flee to Kenya as a refugee. In an amazing stroke of luck, Abdi won entrance to the U.S. in the annual visa lottery, though his route to America--filled with twists and turns and a harrowing sequence of events that nearly stranded him in Nairobi--did not come easily. Parts of his story were first heard on the BBC World Service and This American Life. Now a proud resident of Maine, on the path to citizenship, Abdi Nor Iftin's dramatic, deeply stirring memoir is truly a story for our time: a vivid reminder of why western democracies still beckon to those looking to make a better life."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
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Iftin, Abdi Nor
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957-
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Alexander, Max
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  • Iftin, Abdi Nor
  • Somali Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Muslims
  • Autobiography
  • Large type books
Label
Call me American : a memoir, Abdi Nor with Max Alexander
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Publication
Note
Regular print version previously published by: Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Under the neem tree -- The first bullets -- Trail of thorns -- City of women and children -- Arabic to English -- The one they call American -- Buufis -- Wedding vows -- Sin and punishment -- Trapped -- No number -- Messages from Mogadishu -- Little Mogadishu -- Long odds -- White rooms -- Respect -- Epilogue
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Center Point Large Print Edition.
Extent
429 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781643580487
Lccn
2018048014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1057243229
  • (OCoLC)on1057243229
Label
Call me American : a memoir, Abdi Nor with Max Alexander
Publication
Note
Regular print version previously published by: Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Under the neem tree -- The first bullets -- Trail of thorns -- City of women and children -- Arabic to English -- The one they call American -- Buufis -- Wedding vows -- Sin and punishment -- Trapped -- No number -- Messages from Mogadishu -- Little Mogadishu -- Long odds -- White rooms -- Respect -- Epilogue
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Center Point Large Print Edition.
Extent
429 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781643580487
Lccn
2018048014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1057243229
  • (OCoLC)on1057243229

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