CERIS Book Discussion: Call Me American

22 Feb 2022


K-16 Educators and librarians are invited to participate in the bi-annual Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies Faculty Readers' Forum.

Call Me American By Ibdi Nor Iftin

Facilitated by Dr. John Spurlock, Professor of History, Emeritus, at Seton Hill University.

As banter is heightened in congress between Reps Green, Boebert and Omar about what is means to be an American, this timely book informs the reader of the journey of Abdi Nor Iftin from the context of growing up in the midst of a civil war, surviving life n one of the world's largest refugee settlements and moving to the US, confronting racism, and economic hardships. He provides great insight into the plight of refugees, the black, Muslim immigrant experience but also gives the reader hope.

Through guerrilla journalism, Abdi dispatched stories about his life to a series titled Messages From Mogadishu on American Public Media. His stories were short listed for Peabody Awards in 2016. These stories were later picked by NPR, the BBC and later This America.

This discussion is cosponsored by the Center for African Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Sponsored By: 
Elaine Linn