Speaker: Duale, Hashim, 1967 - 0, Interviewee, Male, Development Worker
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Gives first impressions of UK after arrival from Italy c.1998, outlines problems understanding accents, comments on advantages of understanding language and culture. Explains how family came to Leicester from London. Talks about media creation of stereotypes, 'community' not being homogenous, Somalis funding places to gather as local mosques not always suitable due to language differences, businesses & networks being set up. Comments on young people adapting well, culture clashes with parents, difficulties of returning to Somalia, need to adapt. Gives opinion that future of Somalia is bleak.
Place of birth: Mogadishu, Somalia
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1990s, 2000s
Recording Date: 12/2/2004
Playing time: 58 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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