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
Somali Americans -- Minnesota.
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
|ID Number||OH 123|