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Keene NH Book Talk

  • 98 S Lincoln st Keene, NH USA (map)

A reading and discussion with Abdi Nor Iftin, the author of Call Me American.
In CALL ME AMERICAN (Knopf, June 19), Iftin recounts his harrowing, extraordinary, and uplifting story. 
“When life in Somalia became untenable, [Abdi] fled to Kenya, but life as a refugee was not much better until something miraculous happened: he won a place in the American Green Card Lottery… How this ultimately led him to America is a story in itself, one distinguished by strength, wits, perseverance, and great good luck. His story is absolutely remarkable… as compelling as a novel or one of the Hollywood movies that he says saved his life… an essential immigrant story, one that is enlightening and immediate. Abdi is an inspiration.” —Booklist (Starred Review)

(The book is available at Toadstool Books in Keene)

Earlier Event: October 27
Community Book Discussion
Later Event: March 12
Call Me American