Keeping Hope Alive

Keeping Hope Alive

One Woman: 90,000 Lives Changed

eBook - 2013
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"The ... memoir of one brave woman who, along with her daughters, has kept tens of thousands of her fellow Somali citizens safe, healthy, and educated for more than twenty years"--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York, NY : Grand Central Pub., 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781455578764
1455578762
161969638X
9781619696389
1455503762
9781455503766
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 246 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), map
Additional Contributors: Robbins, Sarah J.
Contents: Keeping hope alive
A stranger in my homeland
Gold is made beautiful by fire
To stop the bleeding
Paradise in the world
Friends and enemies
Awaiting a life, awaiting a death
Filling the hole in my heart
Losing my past and my future
Building my practice
My sisters return
Necessity is the mother of invention
Collapse
Why do you want to do this?
Danger from within
Today we are happy
Operation Restore Hope
One wrong decision
The fourth container
Vice Minister of Labor and Sports
We can remember
Ahmed
"A doctor bound by humanity"
An ocean of need
A new generation
The attack
Women of the year
Forgiveness.
Summary: "The ... memoir of one brave woman who, along with her daughters, has kept tens of thousands of her fellow Somali citizens safe, healthy, and educated for more than twenty years"--Dust jacket flap.

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Aug 14, 2017

Loved this book. Dr. Hawa reaches into the darkest memories of her past to share stories that need to be heard. Her strong character is unquestionable, and her boldness to write this book forces the reader to come to grips with the depth of evil that exists in this world. Said evil requires all people to lay aside our desire to be right and powerful to extend compassion and love in order to establish peace. I sincerely hope that her efforts will help a peaceful, stable Somalia to be established in her lifetime so that she can again experience the joy of her homeland. This book caused me to personally consider how I respond to oppression, and to seek to be a part of solutions rather than fueling problems.

LaughingOne Aug 02, 2013

Hawa Abdi is a doctor, a lawyer, a humanitarian and a Somali woman who has spent her life providing care for her Somali brothers and sisters, regardless of what clan they belong to. She has spent more than 20 years working for a whole country in which clans don't fight with each other. Her story is amazing and simple. She does what she does because she must; she can't bear to allow others to suffer in health, in hunger, and so she helps in whatever ways she can. This is the story of an extraordinary woman who is still keeping hope alive.

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