Course Teaches Somali Culture in Central Minnesota

Course Teaches Somali Culture in Central Minnesota Photo: KSTP/File

April 30, 2017 10:55 AM

A new class will teach the basics of Somali culture and how central Minnesota has influenced it.

The St. Cloud Times reports the Central Minnesota Community Empowerment Organization and Cultural Bridges are offering the course called "Somali Lives and Cultures in Central Minnesota." It'll include four classes over four weeks and is a follow-up to a brief Somali language course taught last fall.

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Much of the discussion will surround chapters of "From Somalia to Snow: How Central Minnesota Became Home to Somalis," a new book by local educator and writer Hudda Ibrahim.

The class comes at a time when more Somali families are moving to St. Joseph. About 25 families live in the area now, which is about 100 or more Somalis.

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