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S like Michael Jackson and watching films starring action heroes like Arnold Schwarzenegger When US marines landed in Moga. My future was a mystery but at least I was leaving hell forever from Call Me American by Abdi Nor IftinAbdi s Somalian parents were nomadic herders of camel and goats His mother bore battle scars from the large cats she fought while protecting her herd In 1977 drought left his parents with no option but to go to the city of Mogadishu His father found work as a manual laborer before he became a successful basketball star When Abdi was born in 1985 his family was living a comfortable lifeAlso in 1977 Somalia and Ethiopia went to war marking the beginning of decades long military and political instability Clan warfare arose with warlords ruling MogadishuBy the time Abdi was six years old the city had become a war zone and his family had lost everything had fled the city Existence became a search for safety with starvation and the threat of death their constant companionsCall Me American is Abdi s story of how he survived Abdi tells of years of horror and fear yet there is no anger or self pity in his telling He and his brother Hassam used their wiles to provide their mother with the necessities of water and a little maize and milk for mealsWhen Abdi discovered American movies and music and culture he fell in love with America and by imitating the culture in the movies became Abdi American He envisioned a life of personal freedom He taught himself English and then educated others He was discovered by NPR s This American Life and he sent them secret dispatches about his lifeAfter radical Islamists took power anything Western was outlawed Abdi was punished if he grew his hair too long and had to hide his boom box and music that once provided entertainment at weddings His girlfriend had to wear a burka and they could no longer walk the sandy beach hand in handKnowing he faced the choice of death or joining the radical Islamic militia Abdi pursued every option to come to America The process is complicated and few are accepted He fled Somalia to join his brother at a Kenyan refugee camp where his brother had gone years beforeAbdi had his NPR contacts and even letters from seven US Senators including Senator Stabenow and Senator Peters from my home state of Michigan but was turned down Miraculously Abdi was a diversity immigrant lottery winner The reuired papers were a struggle to obtain when they existed at all He had to bribe police and transport to get to the airport He was adopted by an American family but had to learn the culture and find employment After several years Abdi found work as a Somali English translator and is now in law schoolI read this during the Fourth of July week I don t think anything else could have impressed on me the privileged and protected life I have enjoyed America has its problems and when Abdi wins the green card lottery and completes the complicated process necessary to come to America he sees them first handI am thankful for the personal freedoms I have enjoyed I have never had to sleep in a dirt hole in the ground for protection or worried that by flushing the toilet soldiers would discover me and force me into the militia No teacher ever strung me up by the wrists and whipped me I never dodged bullets to get a bucket of waterI could go onSomalia is one of the countries that Trump included in the immigration ban Had Abdi not escaped when he did he would not have been allowed to come to AmericaI am here to make America great I did not come here to take anything I came here to contribute and to offer and to give Abdi Nor Iftin in NPR interviewI won a book from the publisher in a giveaway Homewrecker ruling MogadishuBy the time Abdi was six years old the city had become a war zone and his family had lost everything had fled the city Existence became a search for safety with starvation and the threat of death their constant companionsCall Me American is Abdi s story of how he survived Abdi tells of years of horror and fear yet there is no anger or self pity in his telling He and his brother Hassam used their wiles to provide their mother with the necessities of water and a little maize and milk for mealsWhen Abdi discovered American movies and music and culture he fell in love with America and by imitating the culture in the movies became Abdi American He envisioned a life of personal freedom He taught himself English and then educated others He was discovered by NPR s This American Life and he sent them secret dispatches about his lifeAfter Make your own model forts & castles radical Islamists took power anything Western was outlawed Abdi was punished if he grew his hair too long and had to hide his boom box and music that once provided entertainment at weddings His girlfriend had to wear a burka and they could no longer walk the sandy beach hand in handKnowing he faced the choice of death or joining the Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury radical Islamic militia Abdi pursued every option to come to America The process is complicated and few are accepted He fled Somalia to join his brother at a Kenyan How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim refugee camp where his brother had gone years beforeAbdi had his NPR contacts and even letters from seven US Senators including Senator Stabenow and Senator Peters from my home state of Michigan but was turned down Miraculously Abdi was a diversity immigrant lottery winner The The Mage (Foxcraft, Book 3) reuired papers were a struggle to obtain when they existed at all He had to bribe police and transport to get to the airport He was adopted by an American family but had to learn the culture and find employment After several years Abdi found work as a Somali English translator and is now in law schoolI Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic read this during the Fourth of July week I don t think anything else could have impressed on me the privileged and protected life I have enjoyed America has its problems and when Abdi wins the green card lottery and completes the complicated process necessary to come to America he sees them first handI am thankful for the personal freedoms I have enjoyed I have never had to sleep in a dirt hole in the ground for protection or worried that by flushing the toilet soldiers would discover me and force me into the militia No teacher ever strung me up by the wrists and whipped me I never dodged bullets to get a bucket of waterI could go onSomalia is one of the countries that Trump included in the immigration ban Had Abdi not escaped when he did he would not have been allowed to come to AmericaI am here to make America great I did not come here to take anything I came here to contribute and to offer and to give Abdi Nor Iftin in NPR interviewI won a book from the publisher in a giveaway

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Dishu to take on the warlords Abdi cheered the arrival of these real Americans who seemed as heroic as those of the movies. In the dictionary as a definition to the word optimist should be Abdi Nor Iftin s photograph He grew up in Somalia where he learned English by watching American movies Arnold Schwartzenegger and listening to American music Michael Jackson He taught American to his friends and family Once war breaks out in his homeland he decides it is time for his dream to move to America and become a citizen His first step was to escape to Kenya where time and time again law enforcement shake down Abdi and his brother taking their cash instead of detaining them on a trumped the author was horrified when the 2016 election results were known up chargesThankfully he had made contact with some powerful people in the US and out who couldn t always ease his way but there were many rooting for himWonderful narrator too Recommend Recommend Recommend Imagimorphia real Americans who seemed as heroic as those of the movies. In the dictionary as a definition to the word optimist should be Abdi Nor Iftin s photograph He grew up in Somalia where he learned English by watching American movies Arnold Schwartzenegger and listening to American music Michael Jackson He taught American to his friends and family Once war breaks out in his homeland he decides it is time for his dream to move to America and become a citizen His first step was to escape to Kenya where time and time again law enforcement shake down Abdi and his brother taking their cash instead of detaining them on a trumped the author was horrified when the 2016 election The Book of Beginnings results were known up chargesThankfully he had made contact with some powerful people in the US and out who couldn t always ease his way but there were many The Homelanders (The Homelanders, rooting for himWonderful narrator too Recommend Recommend Recommend

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Abdi Nor Iftin first fell in love with America from afar As a child he learned English by listening to American pop artist. Phenomenal this has to be one of the best memoirs I ve ever read A riveting account of life in war torn Somalia even if memoirs aren t usually your thing I d implore as many readers as possible to read Abdi s story


10 thoughts on “Call Me American

  1. says:

    Studying Political Science I spent many hours learning about unsuccessful peacekeeping operations and failed states The ultimate example Somalia a country shaken by war terrorism and ever changing tribal conflicts so violent and complicated that it makes you feel desperate reading scientific texts about it and they are of

  2. says:

    A page turner of a book Whether speaking of his upbringing in rural Somalia or in Mogadishu and then later joining his brother in Nairobi Kenya you are mesmerized by this autobiographyAbdi Nor Iftin became a fan of American movies – the action kind – in his teenage years in Mogadishu From his avid watching he gradually

  3. says:

    Phenomenal this has to be one of the best memoirs I've ever read A riveting account of life in war torn Somalia even if mem

  4. says:

    In his Call Me American A Memoir Abdi Nor Iftin provides an indispensable and elouent addition to the canon of American immigrant literature Iftin adroitly relates his story of growing up in Mogadishu with parents forced to abandon their beloved nomadic life Applying his intelligence ingenuity and curiosity Iftin teaches himself E

  5. says:

    My future was a mystery but at least I was leaving hell forever from Call Me American by Abdi Nor IftinAbdi's Som

  6. says:

    Growing up in war torn Somalia Abdi Nor Iftin narrowly escaped death than a few times Watching American movies provided a source of comfort to him and it's how he was able to learn English But in 2006 Islamic extremists come to power and Western culture influences are not only banned but could have deadly conseuences fo

  7. says:

    can't remember the last time a book made me cry this hard maybe bridge to terabithia ? I went all day after reading this book It's harrowing to be reminded that life is so hard for so many people Abdi gets a magic ticket that saves him from war violence and oppression an American visa I can relate He won the life lottery and it makes me so sad that so many people have to leave their home country just to feel safe Everyone should

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    This memoir tells the story of Abdi Iftin affectionately known as Abdi American who survives several civil wars in Somalia and comes to emigrate to America through grit perseverance and a little bit of luck This book was extremely graphic in the way it described the horrors Abdi and his family faced in addition to being s

  9. says:

    In the dictionary as a definition to the word optimist should be Abdi Nor Iftin's photograph He grew up in Somalia where he learned English by watching American movies Arnold Schwartzenegger? and listening to Amer

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    Call Me American A Memior by Abdi Nor Iftin did a number on me I felt for Abdi and what his family went through and might still be going through The world can be so tiring at times sighThis Memior is about Abdi who grew up in Somalia which is in constant war We get a first hand account what it is like living in a country that is constantly a

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