Keeping Hope Alive
One Woman : 90,000 Lives ChangedBook - 2013
A moving memoir from a Nobel Peace Prize nominee about her brave efforts to keep 90,000 of her countrymen safe, healthy, and educated for over 20 years in Somalia. Dr. Hawa Abdi turned her 1300 acres of farmland into a camp that has sheltered up to 90,000 displaced people, ignoring the clan lines that have often served to divide the country. In 2010, Dr. Abdi was kidnapped by radical insurgents, who also destroyed much of her hospital, simply because she was a woman. She, along with media pressure, convinced the rebels to let her go, and she demanded and received a written apology. Dr. Abdi's story of incomprehensible bravery and perseverance will inspire readers everywhere.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Grand Central Pub., 2013
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 323.092 HAW NVD
Characteristics: xvii, 246 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm