Igey’s American life on ‘This American Life’

Remember Igey's identity crisis last fall when he changed his name to John, rejecting his African memories and refugee past?

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    Igey Muzeleya, Bill Clinton Hadam's little brother, is the subject of a segment on Chicago Public Radio's "This American Life" this weekend. He discussses his American identity crisis.
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Remember Igey's identity crisis last fall when he changed his name to John, rejecting his African memories and refugee past?This weekend on Ira Glass's "This American Life," Igey and I talk about that time and his struggle to figure out who he is in a new country. This week's radio show, "Origin Story," follows tales of people who decided to revise the stories of their beginnings - though usually as adults, not as 7-year-olds.You can hear the show online, as a free podcast download from iTunes, or on your local National Public Radio station.For those who'd like to know more about Igey, his brother Bill Clinton Hadam, and their American life, below are some links from the past year of our series following their family.A 9-year-old refugee in suburbiaA genocide survivor races the clock to get to U.S. Igey: A ham is bornIgey and Bill are excellent bedtime stallersCan African's who spank raise "American kids"?

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