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Kurdish-American author to share memoir at library June 28

FARGO — Local author Newzad Brifki will present his recently published memoir "My Journey to America: A Kurdish American Story" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, at the Fargo Public Library, 102 Third St. N. Brifki's book tells of his family's flight from Saddam Hussein's Iraq to a refugee camp in Turkey and their eventual resettlement in the U.S. It is the story of his successful struggles, leading to a degree in business administration from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2008 and a feeling of peace with his identity as a new American. A book signing will follow the free event. Books will be available for purchase. For details, call (701) 241-1492 or email The event is part of the library's "Build a Better World" summer reading program for adults, which runs through Saturday, Aug. 5.