Somali Youth Anthology
The Minnesota Humanities Center is excited to share that we currently working on a new anthology project of storytelling by Somali youth.
This first-of-its kind anthology will be edited by Somali author and educator Marian Hassan and will include the authentic, first-hand stories of Minnesota’s Somali youth (ages 10-30) around ideas like: what it means to be American, coping with loss and displacement, negotiating the charged identities of being a Muslim and a third-culture person, and much more.
The anthology will serve as a necessary act of self-representation for Somali youth in a challenging time where their multiple identities are often vilified. Through stories and storytelling, these youth will take inspiration and realize the power of their voices by sharing their experiences in a variety of creative formats, collected together as a tapestry of experience.
MHC and our partners are currently in the editing phase of this project.
We are so excited to share the stories from this project through the published work and launch events this fall! Stay tuned for more details soon.