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An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar

by Reinhard Kleist
£14.99   paperback  SelfMadeHero (2016)

An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar by Reinhard Kleist The remarkable story of Somali Olympian Samia Yusuf Omar.
 
In 2008, 17-year-old Samia Yusuf Omar stood alongside some of the fastest women in the world on the start line of the Olympic 200m. Four years later, she boarded a refugee boat to Europe, risking her life on the waters of the Mediterranean.
 
An Olympic Dream tells the remarkable story of Omarís attempt to compete at the London Games in 2012. Picturing her life in Mogadishu, a city ravaged by conflict where the female athlete faces discrimination and abuse, Reinhard Kleist reveals the challenges she faced both as a sportsperson and as a woman. In doing so, he shows why Omar, like so many others, would choose to flee.
 
Following Omarís journey through Ethiopia, Sudan and Libya to its tragic conclusion, An Olympic Dream is a forceful statement on EuropeĎs response to the refugee crisis. But it is also a moving account of a remarkable life.

ISBN 13: 9781910593097 | ISBN 10: 1910593095