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Aman: The Story of a Somali Girl Paperback – August 29, 1995
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Top Customer Reviews
As an introduction to Somali culture it's OK but the book is rather dated and it seems like her life was probably not typical of a Somali girl. At the end of the book, the editor/co-author added a lot of information about Somali history and culture trying to tie it together with Aman's story. It doesn't really fit since other than the 1969 coup and a couple of brief instances in her mother and grandmother's stories her life didn't seem much influenced by Somali history and has absolutely nothing to do with more recent Somali history since she hasn't lived there since the 70s. Aman didn't even know as a child that Somalia was an Italian colony.
It's an interesting story for what it is but if you're looking for something more current or representative of a typical Somali life then you might want to try something else. It also ends very abruptly, I was interested to hear more about how she adapted to her later life.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I often wondered about the life of Aman. She was certainly smart, bold, witty and learned what was necessary to survive.Published 22 days ago by Cathy Mathews
I have to be honest and say that I would only rate the story, itself, as 3 stars. I found Aman's story interesting, but I also found her telling of it to not be terribly... Read morePublished 10 months ago by K. Dieng
Very good book...made me want to learn more about the somali culture and people. Aman is a strong woman that had to go through alot at such a young age. Read morePublished on May 8, 2011 by ALop32
This book was written so well that you could almost taste and smell Amans surroundings.
Aman is an amazing peek into the lives of Somali women.
I love the book one of my favorites but it took quite a while to get there. Other than that, I am pleased.Published on June 11, 2008 by C. Wheeler