Tag: Britain


Somali Britain Blog / From the Archives

From the Archives A few years ago, I attended a talk at Harvard by MIT professor Vivek Bald on his research documenting the Bengali presence in the United States (he has since published a book on the topic). Among his central arguments is that South Asians have a much longer history in the United States than recognized, and that there were settled communities of working...

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First Footsteps in Europe: Among the British Blog

First Footsteps in Europe is a Somali ethnographic diary in three parts. I. Among the British London “Hiya” I paused for a moment, unable to quite decipher the meaning of this odd sounding term. Was it a hello, or a how are you? Hi…ya? The man’s unchanged expression left me no clues. I took a guess. “Hi, an earl grey tea please.” “Takeawayorsitin?” Take away...

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