In this installment of “What I Carried,” immigrant journalists tell stories about religious objects immigrants use to remind them of home—one a Jamaican bible, the other a calendar from Nepal.
Christina Berthaud, a first-generation Haitian-American and a student in the Feet in 2 Worlds journalism course at The New School, interviewed her friend Shantaur—an immigrant from Trelawny, Jamaica who came to New York when she was nine years old.
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Fi2W contributor and Nepali radio producer Sahadev Poudel talks with fellow Nepali immigrant Bal M. Kharel, who hangs a Nepalese calendar on his wall as a way to remain connected to the religion and culture of his home country.
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