Somalis began to leave their country as refugees to escape war and violence starting in the early 1990s. In the last two decades, tens of thousands have made Minnesota their home.
The new book "Somalis in Minnesota" takes a look at how some of our newest neighbors are settling, and the ways they're contributing to their new home.
The book's author, Ahmed Ismail Yusef, a Somali himself, joined MPR's Tom Crann on All Things Considered.
Your support matters.
You make MPR News possible. Individual donations are behind the clarity in coverage from our reporters across the state, stories that connect us, and conversations that provide perspectives. Help ensure MPR remains a resource that brings Minnesotans together.