One Book, One Firm Presents “Halfrican,” by Nardos Osterhart

As part of its One Book, One Firm program, Warner NardosPoster_LyonSt_2Norcross is excited to host a presentation of Halfrican, by Nardos Osterhart. Nardos is nurse at Spectrum’s Blodgett Hospital.  Halfrican is a one-person show about the immigrant experience, culture shock, and fitting in.  Nardos and her family came to the United States from Ethiopia when she was just 5 years old.  Her family settled in Oklahoma City.  Ever since, she has been juggling two worlds.

Nardos explains Halfrican as follows: “I think in some ways, Halfrican is a bit of an explanation to people. To Ethiopians that I don’t necessarily connect with because I don’t have all of my culture intact. And also an explanation to Americans of why I am the way I am. And it’s a little bit of permission to myself, because I’ve had to make changes and deviate from a cultural path and expectation that was sent in front for me.”

Halfrican is part memoir and part stand-up comedy act. (In 2013, Nardos won a competition to be named “The Funniest Person in Grand Rapids.”)  It promises to be a thought-provoking and entertaining presentation.