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Author Roble, Abdi, 1964-

Title The Somali diaspora : a journey away / photographs by Abdi Roble ; essays by Doug Rutledge
Published Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 188 pages) : illustrations
Contents The Somali Documentary Project: how it all began -- The Somali diaspora in America -- Dadaab: the dry, hungry place -- From refugee to dependent: the family of Abdisalam -- Columbus, Ohio: preparing for American life -- Minneapolis: participation in the Mogadishu on the Mississippi -- The future : hope for the Somali diaspora
Summary Since 2003, photographer Abdi Roble and writer Doug Rutledge have been documenting the lives of Somali immigrants in the United States and of the people forced into the vast refugee camps that were set up in Kenya in the wake of the 1991 civil war in Somalia. In The Somali Diaspora, Roble, who immigrated to the United States from Somalia in 1989, and Rutledge trace the journey of a family from the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, home to more than 150,000 Somalis, to new lives in the United States. The Somali Diaspora follows the family of Abdisalem, his wife Ijabo, and their three daughters as t
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Community life -- United States.
Refugees -- Kenya -- Pictorial works.
Refugees -- United States -- Biography.
Refugees -- United States -- Pictorial works.
Somali Americans -- Biography.
Somali Americans -- Pictorial works.
Somali Americans -- Social conditions.
Somalis -- Migrations.
Somalis -- Kenya -- Pictorial works.
Somalis -- Kenya -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form Illustrated works.
Form Electronic book
Author Rutledge, Douglas F., 1951-
ISBN 0816666490 (electronic bk.)
9780816666492 (electronic bk.)
(pb : alk. paper)
(pb : alk. paper)