Catherine Besteman, Feb. 2

Author Visit with Catherine Besteman, author of Making Refuge: Somali Bantu Refugees and Lewiston, ME

How do people whose entire way of life has been destroyed and who witnessed horrible abuses against loved ones construct a new future? How do people who have survived the ravages of war and displacement rebuild their lives in a new country when their world has totally changed? The Auburn Public Library welcomes Catherine Besteman, author of Making Refuge: Somali Bantu Refugees and Lewiston, ME, to talk about these questions. In Making Refuge, Besteman follows the trajectory of Somali Bantus from their homes in Somalia before the onset of Somalia’s civil war in 1991, to their displacement to Kenyan refugee camps, to their relocation in cities across the United States, to their settlement in Lewiston, Maine. Sponsored by the Camden Conference.

February 2 at 6PM.