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Boyah Farah presents America Made Me a Black Man

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Thursday, February 23, 2023

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Join us as Boyah Farah presents his book America Made Me a Black Man (Harper, 2022) in conversation with with Huey Hewitt, a Presidential Scholar and Doctoral student at Harvard. Registration is required to participate in this program. 

America Made Me a Black Man is a searing memoir of American racism from a Somali-American who survived hardships in his birth country only to experience firsthand the dehumanization of Blacks in his adopted land, the United States. 
Rather than finding safety and freedom in the United States, Farah learned not only what it meant to be an African in America, but what it means to be African American. With a singular poetic voice brimming with imagery, Boyah challenges us to face difficult truths about the destructive forces that threaten Black lives and attempts to heal a fracture in Black men’s identity.

Farah’s writing has been featured in the GuardianHarvard TransitionHarvard’s Kennedy School ReviewPangyrus, and the Huffington Post, and on KCRW's Scheer Intelligence podcast. He recently founded the Abaadi Center in Garowe, Somalia, which offers instruction in English, Math, and Science to students age 13-24.

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