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South Sudan's first day of independence as a new country is July 9, 2011. That day has special meaning for Sudanese Americans living in Iowa.
In early 2011, University of Iowa graduate student Kalle Eko sat down individually with 15 Sudanese Americans in Iowa City and Des Moines. Here are the first-person accounts of their experiences in the Arab world, America, and the world between.