Abdi speaks about things that are sometimes considered taboo like being black in Maine, FGM (Female Genital Mutilation), religion and politics.
Currently, Abdi is a student at Boston College getting a bachelor's degree in political science while promoting his book and working on a movie based on his book.
For more background on his life you can listen to his 2017 interview on New Mainers Speak. Click here.
Music: A2VT (Africa to Vermont) sings "Faas Waa"