Stronger than death : how Annalena Tonelli defied terror and tuberculosis in the Horn of Africa (Book, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Stronger than death : how Annalena Tonelli defied terror and tuberculosis in the Horn of Africa

Author: Rachel Pieh Jones
Publisher: Walden, N.Y. : Plough Publishing House, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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"Somalia's Mother Teresa chose love over fear. Amid a volatile mix of disease, war, and religious fundamentalism in the Horn of Africa, what difference could one woman make? "I am nobody," she always insisted. Yet by the time she was killed for her work three decades later she had not only developed an effective cure for tuberculosis among nomadic peoples but also exposed a massacre, established homes and schools  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jones, Rachel Pieh, author.
Stronger than death
Walden, N.Y. : Plough Publishing House, 2019
(DLC) 2019018820
Named Person: Annalena Tonelli
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Pieh Jones
ISBN: 9780874862515 0874862515
OCLC Number: 1083685080
Description: 266 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: The tuberculosis holy grail --
Italy 1960s --
Gandhi and a prostitute --
Kenya 1969-1985 --
Desert paradise --
Thirst --
Infidel --
The cutting --
The Bismillah Manyatta --
Retreat --
Wagalla --
Somalia 1986-1995 --
Beledweyne --
Hostage --
Mogadishu --
Merka --
Complex emergencies --
Somaliland 1996-2003 --
Borama --
The Nansen Award --
Legacy --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Rachel Pieh Jones.

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"Somalia's Mother Teresa chose love over fear. Amid a volatile mix of disease, war, and religious fundamentalism in the Horn of Africa, what difference could one woman make? "I am nobody," she always insisted. Yet by the time she was killed for her work three decades later she had not only developed an effective cure for tuberculosis among nomadic peoples but also exposed a massacre, established homes and schools for the deaf, advocated against female genital mutilation, and secured treatment for ostracized AIDS patients. Months after winning the Nansen Refugee Award from the UN in 2003, Annalena Tonelli was assassinated at one of the tuberculosis hospitals she founded. Rachel Pieh Jones, an American writer, was living a few doors down, having moved to Somaliland with her husband and two children just months before. Annalena's death would alter the course of her life. No one who encounters Annalena in these pages will leave unchanged. Brought vividly back to life through Jones's meticulous reporting and her own letters, Annalena presents us with a new measure of success and commitment. But she also leaves us a gift: the secret to overcoming the fear that pervades our society and our hearts - fear of disease and death, fear of terrorism and war, fear of others, and fear of failure"--Provided by publisher.

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Rachel Pieh Jones has given us the unforgettable story of a servant of the sick and poor who demonstrated, to an almost incomprehensible degree, what it means to love the least of these. Few of us Read more...

 
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