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Keeping Hope Alive: One Woman: 90,000 Lives Changed Hardcover – April 2, 2013
Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change
From the winner of the National Book Award and the National Books Critics’ Circle Award - a riveting collection of essays about places in dramatic transition. Learn more
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population, and this book was very helpful in understanding what these people went through in
their homeland before settling here.
A history of Somalia is included in this book, from pre-colonial days to Italian and British occupation, along with accounts of Somalian clans. Outside aid from the UN, International Red Cross, and other agencies is recounted, including her friendships with several people involved. The American “Blackhawk down” debacle in Mogadishu is poignantly remembered. There are photos of George Bush's visit in 1992, as well as pictures of hospital staff and family.
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Somalia's thirty year unrest and violence among tribal groups has been a cruel tragedy with many groups trying to stabilize the country with limited success. The deaths and starvation of multitudes of citizens is hard for us to comprehend and to read about but Hawa's persistence is inspiring. The writer, Sarah J. Robbins, who tells the story in Hawa's voice, has done an excellent job. The writing is always Dr. Abdi's voice; it is clear, and moves forward with vivid narrative energy, bringing the reader with her to learn about Hawa's dedicated efforts and personal dilemmas and griefs. Ms. Robbins' writing makes this a story which grabs us with its energy and compels us to keep reading this sorrowful but hopeful story. J. Kabat
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A true story of a very courageous and enterprising woman. Her initiative protected many people.Published 2 months ago by Wonderalice
I loved this book...
definately recommend it! Remarkable women. It was recommended to me by a friend and it exceeded my expectation read it in couple of days, even with full... Read more
Astonnishing woman. Incredible life story. Inspiring and moving. She writes simply but
beautifully; telling tales of courage and hope.
I have but admiration for Dr Hawa for her sacrifices and her love for her community and those who needed her.Published 13 months ago by Rhoda