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Friday, November 01, 2019Community

Home Now: How 6000 Refugees Transformed an American Town



Cynthia Anderson shares a moving chronicle of struggle, transformation, and who belongs in America. Her new book Home Now: How 6000 Refugees Transformed an American Town, tells the impactful story of Lewiston, Maine.


The once-thriving city of Lewiston had fallen on hard times--mills closed, jobs gone. It was mostly white, and the young were leaving. Then thousands of African Muslim immigrants came to town.

Over the past 15 years, Lewiston, Maine has improbably become one of the most Muslim towns in America. About 6,000 of the city's 36,000 inhabitants are African refugees and asylum seekers, many of them Somali. Cynthia Anderson tells the story of this fractious yet resilient mill town near where she grew up, offering the unfolding drama of a community's reinvention--and humanizing some of the defining political issues in America today.

When:
Friday, November 01, 2019 6:00 PM thru 07:30 PM
Where:
Gibson's Bookstore
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
Price:
Free

For more information, click on the Web site below:
www.gibsonsbookstore.com/event/home-now
Contact:
Gibson's Bookstore
603-224-0562
gibsonsevents@gmail.com

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