Author and Interpreter | "Call Me American"
Abdi Nor Iftin currently lives in Portland, Maine, where he works as an interpreter for Somalis who have immigrated to the state. Abdi was recently accepted to the University of Southern Maine where he will be studying political science. His memoir, “Call Me American” was published in 2018 by Penguin Random House. It is the incredible true story of a boy living in war-torn Somalia who escapes to America–first by way of the movies and, years later, through a miraculous green card.