An Olympic Dream

An Olympic Dream

The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar

Book - 2016
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The image of Samia Yusuf Omar running for last place at the 2008 Beijing Olympics will forever be imprinted in the minds of all who saw it: The lean Somalian, wearing knee-length leggings and a baggy T-shirt, came in seconds behind her competitors. What the cheering crowd couldn't know then was what it took to get there. An Olympic Dream follows Omar's second attempt to represent her country at the Olympics, this time in London. Reinhard Kleist pictures the athlete training in one of the most dangerous cities in the world; her passage through Sudan and into Libya; and her fateful attempt to reach Europe. By telling the story of one remarkable woman, Kleist gives voice to the thousands of migrants who risk their lives daily for a better future.
Publisher: London : SelfMadeHero, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781910593097
Branch Call Number: GN 796.42 OMAR 2016
Characteristics: 147 pages : chiefly illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Hahnenberger, Ivanka - Translator


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Jun 16, 2016

Superficial treatment of the issue. Poor storytelling, and little insight.


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