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Somali Skyline Tower Oral History Project: Interview with Abdisalam Adam

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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Abdisalam Adam grew up in Somalia, went to school in Nigeria, and came to the United States on a student visa. Adam worked for a magazine in Madison, Wisconsin, before coming to Minnesota. He has been married and raised a family since moving to Minnesota, and he currently works as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Growing up in Somalia; attending school in Nigeria; living in Saudi Arabia; moving to the United States on a student visa; first impression of the United States; working for a magazine in Madison, Wisconsin; Somali communities in Minnesota; religious awareness of Minnesotans; Somali weddings; recently visiting Somalia and returning in the future; important aspects of Somali culture; maintaining Islamic and Somali culture in the United States; the role of families in Somali culture; influence of television; opportunities for Somali teens; working as an ESL teacher.
Quantity 1 hour sound disc
16 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:58:37 running time
Creation Interviewer: Wilhide, Ms. Anduin ("Andy")
Narrator: Adam, Abdisalam
Interviewer: Yusuf, Sumaya
Subjects Somali Americans -- Minnesota.
Dates Creation: 06/24/2004
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 123
Accession Number AV2008.101.1
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