Jama is a half-feral child scavenging in the streets of a great seaport. After his mother dies, Jama decides to search for his never-seen father. So begins Jama's extraordinary journey of more than a thousand miles north all the way to Egypt.
Waris Dirie ran away from her oppressive life in the African desert when she was barely in her teens, illiterate and impoverished, with nothing to her name but a tattered shawl. She traveled alone across the dangerous Somali desert to Mogadishu—the first leg of a remarkable journey that would take her to London, where she worked as a house servant; then to nearly every corner of the globe as an internationally renowned fashion model; and ultimately to New York City, where she became a human rights ambassador for the U.N. Desert Flower is her extraordinary story.
Mitten in Afrika zwischen Kenia und Somalia befindet sich das größte Flüchtlingslager der Welt – seit Jahrzehnten. Dadaab ist eine Großstadt. Viele der Bewohner sind hier geboren. Sie dürfen weder arbeiten noch das Lager verlassen. Insgesamt soll hier eine halbe Million Menschen leben, vor den Toren des Lagers kampieren weitere Zehntausende. Sie waren auf der Flucht vor grausamen Shabaab-Milizen, vor dem Hunger und dem Bürgerkrieg. Kenia möchte dieses Lager längst auflösen, aber wohin mit den Menschen? Ben Rawlence hat sechs von ihnen beglei... continue
From the author of The Fortune Men, longlisted for The Booker Prize 2021... 'From Somaliland's bitter past blooms a moving and mature novel of conflict and survival' Independent It is 1988 and Hargeisa waits. Whispers of revolution travel on the dry winds but still the dictatorship remains secure. Soon, and through the eyes of three women, we will see Somalia fall. Nine-year-old Deqohas left the vast refugee camp she was born in, lured to the city by the promise of her first pair of shoes. Kawsar, a solitary widow, is trapped in her little house with its garden clawed from the desert, confined... continue
The remarkable story of a boy from Somalia who came to Britain at the age of 8, leaving behind his twin brother, speaking only a few words of English, and with a yearning to play for Arsenal. Fortunately his PE teacher spotted his talent for speed on the pitch and began to steer this human cheetah towards the racetrack. Here, Mo reveals all the highs and lows of his life and sporting career to date.