#055 - Waveland Chapter IV: Bridging Cultures


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"If you want to see humanity at its most vulnerable, a refugee camp will give you that image."

Mustafa Nuur immigrated to the US after a 10-year stay in a refugee camp in Kenya. He is originally from Mogadishu, Somalia and has lived in Lancaster PA since 2017.

In chapter IV of What We Will Abide's series on Immigration, Mustafa tells his own story, including the origins of his entrepreneurial drive, his first job in America and how he hit upon an idea to have refugees and immigrations tell their own stories through the universal language of food.

He now runs Experience Bridge, a business which helps bring refugees and non-refugees together by sharing food and culture, and Xulbo, a Somali food stand (which also features food from various other nations and cultures) on the roof garden at Tellus 360 in Lancaster.

Mustafa has been featured in Lancaster Online, the UN Refugees website and TedX Lancaster.

Music by Hannah Bingman

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