Friday, December 8, 2006
The December 11 issue of the New Yorker (p. 45) has an article "New in Town: The Somalis of Lewiston" by William Finnegan writes about the Somali community of Lewiston, Maine. In the past five years, some three thousand refugees from Somalia have flocked to this old mill town of thirty-six thousand residents. View a slide show by clicking the link here. The article offers a fascinating account of the growing Somail community in Llewiston and its trials and tribulations. Ooverall, tensions have been at a minimum despite anecessary adjusrtments by both established residents and the newcomers.