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Keeping Hope Alive in Somalia

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Hawa Abdi from Somalia. If you haven't already read her bestselling memoir, "Keeping Hope Alive," I highly recommend it. It tells the beautiful journey of a young Muslim woman, a doctor, who becomes a peaceful leader in her community. Today, her nicknames range from “Mama Hawa” to “Mother Theresa meets Rambo.” At one point, Abdi’s makeshift village sheltered 1% of the Somalia’s population, around 90,000 people. Abdi is now a Nobel Peace Prize nominee.

For more about how Hawa Abdi's Village is doing now, check out my article at

What memoirs and true stories have inspired you recently?


Thank you for posting this. A dear friend is currently writing a book on hope, and I find the topic both interesting and inspiring. I am always completely amazed at how those suffering the most horrific horrors continue to cling to hope, and come through still believing.

Let us Hope together-
aka: Cali gal


Rehmani M Ashfaq's picture

great one

Thank you for posting this

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