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Call Me American

A Memoir

by Abdi Nor Iftin

Hardcover, 304 pages, Knopf, List Price: $26.95 |


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A young Somalian, who learned English through American pop culture uses his skills to post secret dispatches to the Internet and NPR after a radical Islamist group comes to power, until he finally wins a visa lottery to emigrate.

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Somali Refugee Abdi Nor Iftin: 'I Am Here To Make America Great'

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