Call me American : a memoir
(Book)

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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
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Columbia Pike - Adult Biography  2 available
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Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
310 pages ; 22 cm
Street Date
1808
Language
English
ISBN
9781524732196, 1524732192, 9780525433026, 0525433023

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General Note
"This is a Borzoi Book."
Description
Abdi Nor Iftin first fell in love with America from afar. As a child, he learned English by listening to American pop artists like Michael Jackson and watching films starring action heroes like Arnold Schwarzenegger. When U.S. marines landed in Mogadishu to take on the warlords, Abdi cheered the arrival of these real Americans, who seemed as heroic as those of the movies. Sporting American clothes and dance moves, he became known around Mogadishu as Abdi American, but when the radical Islamist group al-Shabaab rose to power in 2006, it suddenly became dangerous to celebrate Western culture. Desperate to make a living, Abdi used his language skills to post secret dispatches to NPR and the Internet, which found an audience of worldwide listeners. But as life in Somalia grew more dangerous, Abdi was left with no choice but to flee to Kenya as a refugee. In an amazing stroke of luck, Abdi won entrance to the U.S. in the annual visa lottery, though his route to America was filled with twists and turns and a harrowing sequence of events that nearly stranded him in Nairobi. Now a proud resident of Maine and on the path to citizenship, Abdi Nor Iftin's dramatic, deeply stirring memoir is truly a story for our time: a vivid reminder of why western democracies still beckon to those looking to make a better life.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Iftin, A. N., & Alexander, M. (2018). Call me American: a memoir (First edition.). Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Iftin, Abdi Nor and Max Alexander. 2018. Call Me American: A Memoir. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Iftin, Abdi Nor and Max Alexander. Call Me American: A Memoir New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Iftin, Abdi Nor,, and Max Alexander. Call Me American: A Memoir First edition., Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

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