Abdisalam Adam: Becoming Minnesotan

Abdisalam Adam, displaying Somali objects and books, 2004.

Abdisalam Adam grew up in Somalia, went to school in Nigeria, and came to the United States on a student visa. He lived in Washington D.C. and worked for a magazine in Madison, Wisconsin, before coming to Minnesota. He married and started a family after moving to Minnesota, and at the time of the interview worked as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher.

Full interview

  • Full name - Abdisalam Adam
  • Age - 38
  • Date of interview - 06.24.2004
  • Gender - Male
  • Generation - First Generation American / Immigrant
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