The Kojo Nnamdi Show, NPR, June 16, 2009 — On today’s NPR broadcast of the Kojo Nnamdi Show, New York Times reporter Warren St. John was interviewed by the popular radio host about his new book, Outcasts United.
“In the 1990s, the town of Clarkston, Georgia became an unlikely refugee resettlement center,” explained Kojo. “As scores of families from the world’s war zones descended on the town, one new arrival decided to create a youth soccer team to unite refugee children. Today we will hear the story of that team — dubbed the “Fugees” by its members — and how its members adapted to life in the U.S.”
Listen to the entire broadcast here: WAMU 88.5 FM, The Kojo Nnamdi Show.
And please join Warren St. John on June 20 when he hosts a celebration of soccer and diversity from 1-3 at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. Children, families, and soccer lovers of all ages are welcome. A portion of the proceeds go to benefit The Fugees Family. Learn more here: Hooks Book Events is sponsoring Warren and Outcasts United!