NORTHFIELD, Vt. — The Norwich University Writers Series welcomes author Abdi Nor Iftin to campus at 4 p.m. on March 23 in Kreitzberg Library’s Todd Multipurpose Room to discuss “Call Me American,” his memoir of his survival of civil war in his native Somalia and his journey to a new life in the United States.

This event is free and open to the public.

“Call Me American” has been widely praised: “Riveting” (The New Yorker), “enlightening and immediate” (Booklist), “wrenching yet hopeful … (an) extraordinary saga” (Publisher’s Weekly), and "A searing memoir…that impressively remains upbeat, [and] highly inspiring" (Kirkus Reviews).

Abdi is studying political science at Boston College; he became a U.S. citizen in January.

This event is sponsored by the Norwich University Writers Series, Peace and War Center, College of Liberal Arts, and Department of English and Communications.

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