“Somali Lives and Culture,” a four-week course open to anyone, wrapped up recently on the campus of the College of Saint Benedict, a Catholic college in Central Minnesota, near the town of St. Cloud. It drew about 40 people. The teacher, Hudda Ibrahim, is a Somali-born college instructor and author. Her book “From Somalia to Snow: How Central Minnesota Became Home to Somalis” served as the course material.
Ibrahim is tall, wears glasses, a chunky gold necklace and a head covering, as many Muslim women do. She told the class she gets a lot of questions about it.