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Somali Skyline Tower Oral History Project: Interview with Maryan Del

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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Maryan Del came to the United States from Somalia in 1992. Del lived in Virginia before moving to Minnesota and currently works for the Confederation for the Somali Community. She is head of the Somali Girls Power program. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Growing up in Somalia; first impressions of the United States; expectations when moving to Minnesota; Somali communities in Minnesota; being separated from her family; attending college; exposure to different cultures; adopting part of American culture; important aspects of Somali culture; maintaining Somali/Islamic culture; ways Somalis are losing their culture; opportunities for Somali teens; hardships facing Somali teens; negative aspects of American culture; working with Somali teens.
Quantity .5 hour sound disc
13 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:33:12 running time
Creation Interviewer: Wilhide, Ms. Anduin ("Andy")
Narrator: Del, Maryan
Interviewer: Yusuf, Sumaya
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Somali Americans -- Minnesota.
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 06/21/2004
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 123
Accession Number AV2008.101.2
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