I Remember Warm Rain

Written by Aruna Kenyi, Hassan Jeylani, Nasra Hassan, Navid Sabeti, Abdiaziz Mohemud, Hashim Abdi, Ridwan Hassan, Estella Omal, Hamid Karimian, Farah Jama, Mohamed Rashid Isaack, Jackson Benjamin, Kahiye Hassan, Aqila Sharafyar, Ali Mohamed
Published by The Telling Room

Fifteen teens, immigrants and refugees from countries such as Somalia, Iraq, Sudan, and Iran, are represented in our first anthology. Here, these young storytellers bravely share their tales of leaving home in hopes of finding a new one in America. You meet Ali killing hyenas and Aruna speaking to his father by phone after ten years of believing he is dead. You meet Kahiye, revealing his first experience of snow, and Stella doing something once forbidden to her, playing a game she loves.

These rich stories were written as part of The Telling Room’s yearlong Story House Project, a multi-media initiative built on the collaborative efforts of local artists, writers, filmmakers, sound technicians, teachers and the 15 young storytellers who bravely told their tales of leaving home in hopes of finding a new one in America.

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Publication Date: January 2007
Available As: Paperback
Memoir, Essay Collection, Nonfiction,

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Setting: South Sudan (Nyepo), United States (Portland ME), Somalia (Bardere), Iran, Kenya (Nairobi and Kakuma refugee camp), Egypt, Afghanistan (Kabul)

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Immigrant, Refugee

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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