NAM Radio: How "Black Mamba Boy" Got His Name

NAM Radio: How "Black Mamba Boy" Got His Name

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In the story of the lives of immigrants, the journey from the homeland is a significant component. Why did they leave home and how did they do it? For those who were lucky, it was a choice. But for most immigrants it wasn't.

Author Nadifa Mohamed is herself an immigrant -- to the United Kingdom -- and her award-winning first novel, Black Mamba Boy, is about another immigrant, a young boy named Jama, a Somali orphan who travels from Yemen and ultimately ends up in the UK.

She spoke with "New America Now" host Shirin Sadeghi.

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