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Somali Skyline Tower Oral History Project: Interview with Abdi Sheikh
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Abdi Sheikh is from Somalia and came to Minneapolis in 2001. He attended Abraham Lincoln High School and transferred to Wellstone International High School. After high school graduation he plans on attending Normandale Community College. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Attending Koraning School in Kenya; moving to Nairobi from Somalia; troubles with the police in Kenya; learning English and Swahili; thoughts on America pre-immigration; leaving friends in Kenya; immigrating to the United States; struggling in high school; transferring to Wellstone International High School; being interested in religious history; high school graduation; plans to attend Normandale Community College; recreational activities in the city.
Quantity .75 hour sound disc
14 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:45:49 running time
Creation Interviewer: Wilhide, Ms. Anduin ("Andy")
Narrator: Sheikh, Abdi
Subjects Somali Americans -- Minnesota.
Dates Creation: 06/03/2004
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 123
Accession Number AV2008.101.5
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Somali Skyline Tower Oral History Project'