Interview with Khadar Abdullahi, July 15, 2017

Project: African Immigrants in the Bluegrass Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Born in Kismayo, Somalia in 1991, Khadar Abdullahi fled war as a small child with his parents to Ethiopia where he lived for 11 years before coming to the U.S. in 2005. He talks about the critical heart problem of his infant sister which enabled the family to come to the U.S. as refugees; his sister was treated at Kosair/Norton Hospital in Louisville. He describes the struggles of the family to learn English and to support themselves in the U.S., his mother's emphasis on education, and the family's educational successes. He also discusses the lack of understanding by some Americans of Muslim dress, food restrictions and worship differences, and his hopes to go back to school.

Interview Accession

2017oh466_aitb045

Interviewee Name

Khadar Mohamed Abdullahi

Interviewer Name

Jack Wilson

Interview Date

2017-07-15

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Abdullahi, Khadar Mohamed Interview by Jack Wilson. 15 Jul. 2017. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Abdullahi, K.M. (2017, July 15). Interview by J. Wilson. African Immigrants in the Bluegrass Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Abdullahi, Khadar Mohamed, interview by Jack Wilson. July 15, 2017, African Immigrants in the Bluegrass Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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