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Somalis in Maine Crossing Cultural Currents

ISBN-10: 1556439261
ISBN-13: 9781556439261
Edition: 2011
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 6/7/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Preface
Chronology of Events in Somali History and the Diaspora
"The Water in Maine Is Sweet": Contexts of Cultural Contact
How We Left Mogadishu
Why Now? A Brief History of Somalia, Mazie Hough
Moving Past
Why Maine? Secondary Migration Decisions of Somalis in Maine
I'veNever Seen Africa
A Work in Progress: Lewiston Responds to the Rapid Migration of Somali Refugees
Kidnapped
"We Are Not Under the Tree": Somali Communities in Transition
My First Glimpse
Fragmented and Collaborative Leadership in a Changing Somali Community
Zest
Dadaab Dreams
The Journey to Who I Am
Challenges and Support for Somali Students in Higher Education
A Bullet and a Snake, but I Kept Pushing
"Wherever I Go I Know Who I Am": Cultural Interactions
It's Difficult to Be Me
Caaliya's Storytelling
Nothing to Cry About
L.L. Bean, Community Gardens, and Biil: Somalis
Working in Maine, Mazie Hough and Carol Nordstrom Toner Being a Muslim
"Anything to Help": Cultural Collaborations
The Courage to Ask
Collaborating with the Community
That Day, Sadia
Engaged Learning: Somali Student Initiatives
What I Didn't Know Before
Readers Theater as Public Pedagogy, Kimberly A. Huisman
Memories
"Don't You Know? I'm Somali!": Somali Voices from Maine
Somalia Before the Civil War
The Civil War
Refugee Camps and Other Transitions
Coming to the United States
Finding Refuge in Maine
Family and Cultural Traditions
Religious and Ethnic Identity
Gender Identity
Racial Identity
Clan Identity
Meanings of Home
Afterword: Escape from Hell�What Now?
Mayor Raymond's Letter to the Somali Community
Letter from Somali Elders
The Many and One Coalition
Notes
Bibliography
List of Contributors
Permissions
Index

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