“Abandoned upon Arrival” (report), 107
abandonment, refugee resettlement and, 137
Abshir Osman, 108
accommodation of refugees, containment
vs., 131–34
Acero, Jorge, 3, 5, 7, 19–20, 25, 28
action anthropology, 305n1
adoon ancestral classification, 38–42, 67,
292n5
Advice for Amer i ca conference, 139, 151–52
advocacy, by Somali refugees, 271–75
African Americans, African refugees and,
108
African refugees: African Americans and,
108; U.S. resettlement policies and, 69–71
Africa Watch, 51
Agamben, Giorgio, 58, 98
agency of refugees: Lewiston community
of Somali Bantus and, 112–13, 209–13,
222–24, 286–88; Somali resettlement pro-
cess and, 96–100, 296n3
Agier, Michel, 58
Ahmadey Nur, 48
alcohol consumption, Somali cultural norms
and, 256–57
Aleinikoff, T. Alexander, 64
Al- Shabaab militia, 208, 281, 307n1
Ambiya Cali Osman, 53, 53, 281
American Jewish community, refugees and,
61
Amina Cabdulle, 23
Amnesty International, 51
ancestry, kinship and, in Somali culture,
37–42
animals, myths about Somali refugees’
management of, 158–59
“anticorruption committee” of Somali
Bantus, 92–96
anti- immigrant attitudes: in Lewiston,
127–28, 277–78; social ser vice providers
and, 185–87; U.S. resettlement policies
and, 70–71, 295n46. See also racism;
xenophobia
apartment hopping, 155
Arendt, Hannah, 60
Asian refugees, 68–71
assassination, civil war and, 48–50
assimilation: mutual transformation and,
285–88; of Somali refugees, 267–71,
279–80
asylum: interview pro cess for, 89–96;
resettlement policies and, 74–76, 295n43
Atlanta, Georgia, Somali refugees in, 28, 103,
107–8
Axmed Baraki, 19, 25–26, 47
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, 257
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