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Somali-Americans in Minnesota: Secondary Sources: Books & Articles

Articles

"Staying Off the Bottom of the Melting Pot: Social Welfare, Post-9/11 Policy, and Self-sufficiency in Somali Refugee Resettlement," by Ihotu J. Ali.
Honors thesis--Macalester College, 2007.
MNHS call number: F613.T9 S672 2007, or electronic version

 "Macrocultures, Migration, and Somali Malls: A Social History of Somali Dress and Aesthetics," by Heather Marie Akou.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Minnesota, 2005.
MNHS call number:
GT1589.S65 A46 2005

"Parental Reasons for School Choice: A Case Study of an Islamic School in the U.S.A.," by Hoda Badawi.
Thesis (Ed.D.)--University of Minnesota, 2005.
MNHS call number: LC915.M6 B32 2005

Books

"Somalis in Minnesota" coverSomalis in Minnesota, by Ahmed Ismail Yusuf.
St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, c2012.
MNHS call number:  Reading Room F615.S67 Y87 2012 , also available for purchase

Elusive Jannah : The Somali Diaspora and a Borderless Muslim Identity, by Cawo M. Abdi.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2015.
MNHS call number: DT402.45 .A23 2015

America Here I Come : A Somali Refugee’s Quest for Hope, by Hamse Warfa. 
Minneapolis, MN : Sunshine Publishing, 2014.
MNHS call number: HV640.5.S8 W37 2014

Somalia and the Somalis: A Handbook for Teachers, by Abdisalam Adam.
Saint Paul, Minn. : Saint Paul Public Schools, English Language Learner Programs, Office of Instructional Services, [c2005].
MHS call number: DT402.2 .A33 2005

Minnesota, Real & Imagined: Essays on the State and Its Culture, edited by Stephen R. Graubard, with an introduction by Nina M. Archabal.
St. Paul, Minn.: Minnesota Historical Society Press, c2001.
MNHS call number:  Reading Room F606 .M565 2001, also available for purchase.  

Speaking for Themselves: A Survey of Hispanic, Hmong, Russian, and Somali Immigrants in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, by Wilder Research Center.
Saint Paul, MN : Wilder Research Center, [2000].
MNHS call number: F615.A1 S68 2000

To Call It Home: The New Immigrants of Southwestern Minnesota, by Joseph A. Amato, with John Meyer ... [et al.].
Marshall, Minnesota : Crossings Press, c1996.
MNHS call number: F615.A1 A4 1996

Somali Community in MN Photos: Somali MN Legacy/Heritage, photo by Mohamed Barre.
Minneapolis: Junlay of MN 6 Is Group, c2012.
MNHS call number: FOLIO Call #: F615.S67 B37 2012 

Tin Man: The Wizard of Somalia, by Dan Becker.
Minnesota: Dan Becker, 2009.
MNHS call number: F612.S678 S673 2009

Film & Video

"Two Homes, One Dream: The Somalis in Minnesota" and "What's with the Hijab?"
Saint Paul, Minn.: Somali Skyline Tower History Project; Minnesota Historical Society, c2004.
MNHS call number: Minnesota Historical Society DVD 4

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