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‘What I Carried’ Volume Six: A Jamaican Bible and a Nepali Calendar

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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Check out Volumes I, II, and III, IV, and V of the “What I Carried” series, and visit Cowbird to browse the entire collection of stories.  And please consider adding your own story. It’s easy and it’s free to join Cowbird.

Fi2W is supported by the David and Katherine Moore Family Foundation and the Ralph E. Odgen Foundation.

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Feet in Two Worlds brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists from communities across the U.S. to public radio and the web. Since 2005, this award-winning project has expanded the diversity of voices and stories on public radio by presenting the work of journalists representing a broad spectrum of immigrant communities including Arab, Bosnian, Brazilian, Chinese, Haitian, Indian, Irish, Latin American, Pakistani, Polish, and Russian immigrants. Feet in Two Worlds reporters appear on nationally-distributed public radio programs including PRI’s The World, Studio 360, and The Takeaway, American Public Media’s Marketplace and NPR’s Latino USA, as well as on public radio stations WNYC, New York Public Radio, and WDET in Detroit.