Female Survivors of African Wars Dealing with the Past and Present

@article{Bokore2009FemaleSO,
  title={Female Survivors of African Wars Dealing with the Past and Present},
  author={Nimo Bokore},
  journal={Journal of Sociological Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={1}
}
  • Nimo Bokore
  • Published 28 September 2009
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Sociological Research
Over-stressed and over-burdened, Somali women in Canada provide for family members while heading their households in new and sometimes unfamiliar cultural and social landscapes. Affected by previous ordeals and the strains of relocation (Danso, 2002), time and again past traumas and settlement experiences intersect, producing new barriers that these women struggle to overcome (Baines, 2007, p. 108; Galabuzi, 2002). As a result, many display classic signs of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD… 

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