Prayer Rug

Relationship: Child of im/migrant
My dad's Prayer Rug
My dad's Prayer Rug

My dad name is Musa and he’s an immigrant from Gambia in West Africa. This is all about my dad’s journey from Gambia to America. Musa was 18 when he arrived here in America. He’s been in America for 23 years. My dad is 47 year old now. My Dad came to this country for a better education, and a better life for him and his family.  The most important object my dad bought along with him was his Rug. This is his Prayer Rug which he use for praying. Before using the rug to pray, you have to wash first. The way you use it, you have to lay the rug down on the floor. Then you get on your knees and then you pray. My dad told me even though people have different ways of praying, we all pray to the same God. Since my dad came here he’s been to many different states. He loves to travel. My dad been to so many places, from Seattle to North Carolina back up to New York. My dad has accomplished so much since he’s been in America. Musa went from being a stock worker to having his own business in retail. My dad has done so well for his self that he was able to build his own compound and expand his business back in Gambia. I'm proud of my dad.

Place(s): Gambia
Year: 1994

– Salay keita

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