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Ifrah Mansour Brings the Somali Story to Center Stage

By Kate McDonald

Ifrah Mansour is a Somali, refugee, Muslim and multimedia artist residing in Minnesota. She explores trauma through the eyes of children to uncover the resiliency of black, Muslim, and refugee communities. She weaves together poetry, puppetry, film and installations to illuminate the invisible stories of immigrants. Her critically acclimated How to Have Fun in a Civil War premiered at the Guthrie Theatre. Her first national museum piece, “Can I touch it” was shared as part of “I am Somali” exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Ifrah Mansour was part of the March 2018 event Art Is...Awakening curated by Hend Al-Mansour.

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