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The Olympic Dream: The Story Of Samia Yusuf Omar

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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 those who saw it: the lean Somalian, wearing knee-length leggings and a baggy T-shirt, came in seconds behind her competitors.

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Product Description

  • Artist
    Deborah Levy  
    Author
    Deborah Levy  
    Binding
    trade paperback  
    Cat No.
    3526835  
    EAN
    9781910593097  
    Genre
    Biography  
    ISBN
    9781910593097  
    Publisher
    Selfmadehero  
    Type
    Graphic Novels  
  • The image of Samia Yusuf Omar running for last place at the 2008 Beijing Olympics will forever be imprinted in the minds of those 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 was what it took to get there. An Olympic Dream follows Samia’s attempt to represent her country again, 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.

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