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  1. says:

    Studying Political Science I spent many hours learning about unsuccessful peacekeeping operations and failed states The ultimate ex

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    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 started to learn En

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    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

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    In his Call Me American A Memoir Abdi Nor Iftin provides an indispensable and elouent addition to the canon of Am

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    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 f

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    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 powe

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    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 an

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    This memoir tells the story of Abdi Iftin affectionately known as Abdi American who survives several civil wars

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    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

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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 described that h

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Michael Jackson and watching films starring action heroes like Arnold Schwarzenegger When US marines landed in Mogadishu to Call 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 English and American cultural tropes through watching American movies My passion for American was ignited by Arnold Schwarzenegger Iftin becomes known in Mogadishu as the American intermittently scrapes together a living by teaching English and survives years of brutal civil wars Through perseverance good luck and support from a small group of American and British journalists aid workers and physicians Iftin wends his way from Somalia to Uganda to Kenya and eventually the United States Call Me American is an inspirational memoir which shows the United States as the beacon for immigrants that it once was Every time I tell my story I am reminded how lucky I am to be here Tragically Iftin s monumental memoir may be the last of its kind

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Call Me American

Me eBook #9734 take on the warlords Abdi cheered the arrival of these real Americans who seemed as heroic as those of the movies 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 Tom Hanks film Captain PhillipsOne of my gripes with this book is it tended to drag on during certain parts of his story I found myself uickly skimming through certain paragraphs that I felt didn t add anything new or relevant to his life story Also I was left feeling unsatisfied with the last chapter in the book There were some unanswered uestions that would have wrapped up the story nicely For example what happened with Abdi and Fatuma Overall I would recommend this book to read if you re interested in learning about the conditions people in Somalia faced during their civil wars from a firsthand perspective I received this ARC from Random House Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review

review É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ó Abdi Nor Iftin

Abdi Nor Iftin first fell in love with America from afar As a child he learned English by listening to American pop artists like 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