I Remember Warm Rain
Photos by Laura Lewis
Published by The Telling Room

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Description
Fifteen students, from countries such as Somalia, Iraq, Sudan, and Iran are represented in our first anthology, I Remember Warm Rain. In it, you meet Ali killing hyenas and Arunda 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: soccer. 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.

Groups Represented
Southern Sudanese
Muslim
Somalian
Somalian-American
Iranian
Iraqi
Afghani

Themes
Immigration, memories, family relationships, maintaining culture, religious differences

Setting
Portland, Maine
Somalia
Kenya
Sudan
South Sudan

Author Research
TBA

Engagement Projects
TBA 

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