Books: Somalis in Minnesota


This guide will help you find information about the experiences of Somali refugees, particularly those in Minnesota. It also includes basic resources on Somali history and culture.

"Hawo's Dinner Party" (Shelbyville, Tennessee)

This documentary focuses on the experiences of several Somali residents in Shelbyville, including Hawo, a refugee and former nurse who now works at a local poultry processing plant, and Mohamed, the local imam.

We also have this DVD available at CSB Clemens Library

Video (Documentaries & News Segments)

Newspaper Articles

For general news and cultural information about Somalis, try Hiiraan Online.

Below are a few selected newspaper articles highlighting the Somali community.