Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard
Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
Date: June 2016
Duration: 3 hours 23 minutes
Read the remarkable true story of a young boy's journey from civil war in east Africa to a refugee camp in Sudan, to a childhood on welfare in an affluent American suburb, and eventually to a full-tuition scholarship at Harvard University.
Following his father's advice to "treat all people-even the most unsightly beetles-as though they were angels sent from heaven," Mawi overcomes the challenges of language barriers, cultural differences, racial prejudice, and financial disadvantage to build a fulfilling, successful life for himself in his new home.
Of Beetles and Angels is at once a harrowing survival story and a compelling examination of the refugee experience. With hundreds of thousands of copies sold since its initial publication, and selection as one book/one school/one community reads, the unforgettable memoir, including a new introduction and afterword by the author, continues to touch and inspire readers.