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Abdi Nor Iftin, author of “Call Me American”, will be speaking at a Club Book event on Monday, September 17th at 7:00 PM in Hoversten Chapel. Iftin’s immigration story begins in war-torn Mogadishu, where he risked his life chronicling the rise of Islamic extremism in Somalia as an underground NPR correspondent. He narrowly escaped to a refugee camp in Kenya, where against long odds he received an invitation from the U.S. Embassy to interview for a visa in 2014. His story was the subject of a popular episode (“Abdi and the Golden Ticket”) of the radio show and podcast This American Life. This event is being sponsored by Hennepin County Library.