Sunday, March 17, 2013

Keeping Hope Alive


How One Somalian Woman Changed 90,000 Lives

Hawa Abdi

The truly inspiring and moving story of a female doctor in war torn Somalia who refuses to leave her country and her people.

For the last twenty years, Dr Hawa Abdi and her daughters have run a refugee camp on their family farm not far from Mogadishu which has grown to shelter 90,000 displaced Somalis: men, women, and children in urgent need of medical attention. As Islamist militia groups have been battling for control of the country creating one of the most dire human rights crises in the world, Dr. Abdi's camp is a beacon of hope for the Somalis, most of whom have no proper access to health care. She was recently held hostage by a militant groups who threatened her life and told her that because she's a woman she has no right to run the camp. She refused to leave.

This is not just the story of a woman doctor in a war torn Islamic country risking her life daily to minister to thousands of desperate people, it's also an inspiring story of a divorced woman and her two daughters, bound together on a mission to rehabilitate a country.

About the Author

Dr Hawa Abdi, a Somalian human rights activist, lawyer, and doctor, specializing in gynecology, founded the Doctor Hawa Abdi Foundation. Glamour named her 'Woman of the Year', in 2010 and dubbed her and her daughters 'the Saints of Somalia, equal parts Mother Teresa and Rambo'. Dr Hawa Abdi has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Virago
  • 9781844087884
  • $29.99
  • Paperback - C Format
  • March 2013
  • 224 pages
  • Biography: general

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