Book Talk & Signing: Somalis in Maine
Past Event ....... September 22nd, 2011 — 7:00 p.m.
The editors of the recently published book, Somalis in Maine: Crossing Cultural Currents, will be talking about the project and sharing stories from the book on Thurs, Sept 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library’s Callahan Hall. Following the presentation, copies of the book will be available for sale.
Somalis in Maine offers a kaleidoscope of voices that situates the story of the Somali migration to Lewiston within a larger cultural narrative. Combining academic analysis with refugees’ personal stories, this anthology includes reflections on leaving Somalia, living in refugee camps, the experiences of Somali youth in U.S. schools, the reasons for Somali secondary migration to Lewiston, the employment of many Lewiston Somalis at Maine icon L. L. Bean and community dialogues with white Mainers. The book seeks to counter stereotypes of refugees as being socially dependent and unable to acculturate, to convey the richness and diversity of Somali culture and to contribute a greater understanding of the intertwined futures of Somalis and Americans.
For more information, contact the LPL Reference Desk at 513-3135 or LPLReference@LewistonMaine.gov
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