A refugee’s story of coming to America

Abdi Nor Iftin survived a childhood in war-torn Mogadishu, Somalia, was threatened by terrorists, and spent years as a refugee in Kenya. He chronicled his journey from violence and trauma to freedom in the United States in his memoir, Call Me American (Vintage/Penguin Random House, 2018). He’s now a student in the Woods College of Advancing Studies and recently became a U.S. citizen. Read an interview with Iftin in The Boston College Chronicle.

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