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I am a girl from Africa : a memoir

Author: Elizabeth Nyamayaro
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2021. ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Scribner hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"The inspiring journey of a girl from Africa whose near-death experience sparked a dream that changed the world. When severe drought hit her village in Zimbabwe, Elizabeth, then eight, had no idea that this moment of utter devastation would come to define her life purpose. Unable to move from hunger, she encountered a United Nations aid worker who gave her a bowl of warm porridge and saved her life. This  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Elizabeth Nyamayaro; Elizabeth Nyamayaro; Elizabeth Nyamayaro
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Nyamayaro
ISBN: 9781982113018 1982113014
OCLC Number: 1162985631
Description: 261 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Elizabeth Nyamayaro.

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"The inspiring journey of a girl from Africa whose near-death experience sparked a dream that changed the world. When severe drought hit her village in Zimbabwe, Elizabeth, then eight, had no idea that this moment of utter devastation would come to define her life purpose. Unable to move from hunger, she encountered a United Nations aid worker who gave her a bowl of warm porridge and saved her life. This transformative moment inspired Elizabeth to become a humanitarian, and she vowed to dedicate her life to giving back to her community, her continent, and the world. Grounded by the African concept of ubuntu - "I am because we are" - I Am a Girl from Africa charts Elizabeth's quest in pursuit of her dream from the small village of Goromonzi to Harare, London, New York, and beyond, where she eventually became a Senior Advisor at the United Nations and launched HeForShe, one of the world's largest global solidarity movements for gender equality. For over two decades, Elizabeth has been instrumental in creating change in communities all around the world; uplifting the lives of others, just as her life was once uplifted. The memoir brings to vivid life one extraordinary woman's story of persevering through incredible odds and finding her true calling - while delivering an important message of hope and empowerment in a time when we need it most."--Publisher's website.

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