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.