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A man of good hope, Jonny Steinberg

Label
A man of good hope
Title
A man of good hope
Statement of responsibility
Jonny Steinberg
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Asad was eight years old, his mother was shot in front of him. With his father in hiding, he was swept alone into the great wartime migration that has scattered the Somali people throughout the world. This extraordinary book tells Asad's story. Serially betrayed by the people who promised to care for him, Asad lived his childhood at a sceptical remove from the adult world, living in a bewildering number of places, from the cosmopolitan streets of inner-city Nairobi to towns deep in the Ethiopian desert. By the time he reached the cusp of adulthood, Asad had made good as a street hustler, brokering relationships between hardnosed Ethiopian businessmen and bewildered Somali refugees. He also courted the famously beautiful Foosiya, and married her, to the astonishment of his peers. Buoyed by success in work and in love, Asad put $1,200 in his pocket and made his way down the length of the African continent to Johannesburg, whose streets he believed to be lined with gold. So began an adventure in a country richer and more violent than he could possibly have imagined. A Man of Good Hope is the story of a person shorn of the things we have come to believe make us human - personal possessions, parents, siblings. And yet Asad's is an intensely human life, one suffused with dreams and desires and a need to leave something of permanence on this earth
Additional physical form
Also available electronically.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1970-
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Steinberg, Jonny
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Abdullahi, Asad
  • Refugees
  • Somalis
Label
A man of good hope, Jonny Steinberg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
000054004627
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 334 pages
Isbn
9780224094122
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)896851009
Label
A man of good hope, Jonny Steinberg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
000054004627
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 334 pages
Isbn
9780224094122
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)896851009

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