Many thanks, first and foremost, for the friendship of and collaborative work
with many refugee friends in Lewiston, Syracuse, Hartford, and elsewhere
who so strongly encouraged this book project and who offered so much time,
trust, and faith in me to ensure its completion. Unbounded gratitude to Rilwan
Osman, Muhidin Libah, Abdulkadir Osman, Iman Osman, Asha Iman, Jimcoy
Salat, Amina Caliyow, Ambiya Bulo, Jama Mohamed, Abdirisak Malin, Mo-
hamed Farah, Abdi Maalin, Ibrahim Bashir, Bashir Osman, Nur Libah, Robiye
Nur, Abdullahi Nur, Sahara Mahamed, Shobow Saban, Abdi Abdi, Ibrahim
Abdulle, Mohamed Negeye, Abikar Gedi Gale, Haji Adan, Abdulkadir Matan,
Rahima Deekow, Mohamed Deekow, Fatuma Mohamed, Ali Shangole, Omar
Hussein Mayange, Hamadi Osman Mahamba, Abdullahi Mokema Mohina,
Mberwa Sadik, Fatuma Hussein, Ismail Ahmed, Sahal Nur, Gure Ahmed.
For teaching me about social ser vices and immigration policy in Maine
and for sharing their work in Lewiston, thank you to Anne Kemper, Kim
Wettlaufer, Julia Sleeper, Marc Robitaille, Craig Johnson, Bill Rousseau, Tom
Murphy, Gillian Bourassa, Ellen Alcorn, Sherry Russell, Eileen Manglass, Gena
Wilson, Alice Haines, Casey Nguyen, Qamar Bashir, Luke Nya, Arabella Perez,
Mary Lafontaine, Pedro Rojas, Ben Chin, Catherine Yomoah, David Maclean,
Holly Stover, Huda Daud, Inza Ouattara, Jeanne Hutchins, Lisa Sockabasin, Ron
Taglienti, Noel Bonham, Danny Danforth, Rachel Degroseilleurs, Beth Stick-
ney, Elizabeth Eames, Gus Leblanc, Pamela Ericson, Shayna Malyata, Roger
Jack, Patricia MacKinnon, Caroline Sample, Cheryl Hamilton, Phil Nadeau,
Larry Gilbert, Steve Wessler, Nancy Mullin, Susan Martin, Sue Charron, Leon
Levesque, and others who will remain anonymous.
AC KNOW LEDG MENTS
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