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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 at war The hopelessness in this book was palatable At one point the author describ 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 subject to extreme poverty and abuse at the hand of his schoolteacher It also contained some interesting tidbits such as how one little boy from his neighborhood ended up fleeing Somalia to become a breakout star in the To 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 for Abdi With the help of strangers who have been captivated by Abdi sharing his conseuences for Abdi With the help of strangers who have been captivated by Abdi sharing his on NPR and the Internet he is able to flee "To Kenya And Eventually Finds " Kenya and eventually finds way to America via the visa lottery But does the land of the free meet Abdi s expectationsI feel like whatever I write in this eview won t do this book justice I eally hope this book finds an audience because Abdi s life story is incredible and one worth eading I ead memoirs freuently including ones that take place in war torn countries and I would place this book among the very best I have The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party read in the genre It took me on aoller coaste. Abdi Nor Iftin first fell in love with America from afar As a child he learned English by listening to American pop artist. R of emotions His descriptions of his life growing up are heartbreaking but through it all his spirit somehow How to Write Essays remains unbreakable I can t say enough good things about this book and it s one I highlyecommendThank you First to Read for the opportunity to Blue Moose read an advance digital copy I was under no obligation to post aeview and all views considered are my honest opinion In his Call Me American A Memoir Abdi Nor Iftin provides an indispensable and elouent addition to the canon of American immigrant Me American A Memoir Abdi Nor Iftin provides an indispensable and elouent addition to the canon of American immigrant Iftin adroitly elates 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 English and American cultural tropes through watching American movies My passion
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American was ignited by Schwarzenegger Iftin becomes known in Mogadishu as the American int A page turner of a book Whether speaking of his upbringing in ural 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 started to learn English mind you many of the expressions he watching he gradually started to learn English mind you many of the expressions he up were from The Terminator type of movies so you can guess some of the expressions He became a simultaneous translator during movie presentations in a small house in Mogadishu where these movies were shown on the sly At that time Mogadishu was occupied by different warring clans Life was beyond stressful and Abdi was pulled into many different directions He had an Islamic upbringing and was tutored in the uran at a mosue where the Iman freuently beat his students and proclaimed that Western culture was sinful so movies music independent women as in women singing and dancing all were forbidden and disdainedAbdi moved warily. S like Michael Jackson and watching films starring action heroes like Arnold Schwarzenegger When US marines landed in Moga.
Between these two opposing ways of life but eally preferred the movies over attending the strict mosue where the Iman yelled at and beat his students for not properly memorizing passages from mosue where the Iman yelled at and beat his students for not properly memorizing passages from uranPage 96 my book When Said Barre s government in Mogadishu fell the citizens stormed into the government arms stockpile There were guns in the city than people There was ammunition than food It became a thing to own a gun to save your life Most people slept with a loaded AK 47 sitting next to themThere are searing descriptions of life in Mogadishu where Abdi is constantly under violent threat and where searching for food where Abdi is constantly under violent threat and where searching for food overcome hunger was a daily task The author leaves his mother and sister in Mogadishu for fear of being Niko recruited in al Shabaab and goes to join his brother in Nairobi Kenya Life is no picnic there as he settles with his brother in an enclave in Nairobi known as Little Mogadishu The Kenyan police constantlyound up Somalians and extract bribes from them otherwise they will be beaten The level of harassment increases on Somalians when al Shabaab starts to target and terrorize different areas of Kenya and NairobiAfter many types of applications and interviews Abdi manages to get a green card to go to the United States in a lottery process where he is luckily andomly selected He enters the United States and it would be nice to say that all his dreams come true He gets a lot of help from American people from the contacts he made in Mogadishu and Nairobi this is where his English language skills helped tremendously Abdi adapts and struggles to adjust to his dreamThis is a beautifully written memoir and you always feel the positive vibrations emanating from Abdi no matter how low his situation becomes particularly during the tough years in Mogadishu It should be noted that only a small portion of the book at the end is devoted to his new life in the United State. Dishu to take on the warlords Abdi cheered the arrival of these eal Americans who seemed as heroic as those of the movies. .