The Somali Bantu Experience: From East Africa to Maine

October 2, 2008 - November 16, 2008

Teaching Gallery

Curated by Catherine Besteman

The Somali Bantu are ethnic minorities forced to flee the civil war in Somalia. Some have resettled in Lewiston, Maine. Despite challenges, these refugees are finding ways to preserve their culture while adapting to life in America. Through photographs from both Somalia and Lewiston, come explore the stories of this extraordinary community.

For more information about the Somali Bantu community visit

http://www.colby.edu/somalibantu