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July 28, 2020

E1: Call Me American

E1: Call Me American

Were it not for his incredible luck in winning a visa lottery slot, there's a good chance Somali immigrant Abdi Nor Iftin would instead be fighting on behalf of the radical Islamist group al-Shabaab. Abdi discusses his memoir as well as his complicated experience living in the U.S. as a Black man while the country reckons with its history of racial injustice.  Memoir: callmeamerican.com.  Photo credit: Portland Press Herald. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/diaryofanation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/diaryofanation/support