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Of Beetles and Angels
Mawi Asgedom has lead a unique life. As a young refugee, fleeing from the Ethiopian civil wars with his family with nothing more than the clothes on their backs, Mawi could never have dreamed he would end up where he did, giving the commencement address at Harvard. This is the story of how he got there. Called one of the ten most interesting people she's ever met, Mawi is the American dream embodied. His story is powerful, gripping, moving and inspirational. Especially to the generations of immigrants that have followed him.
This slim memoir is snipets from Mawi Asgedom's life and lessons learned. Born in Ethiopia, his family was separated and fled to Sudan. Eventually coming to U. When he was four years old, Asgedom's family left their war-ravaged home in Ethiopia and spent three years in a Mawi Asgedom graduated from Harvard University and delivered his class commencement address in Now 25 years old, he is a successful inspirational speaker at schools, community groups, churches, and businesses.
Please type in your email address in order to receive an email with instructions on how to reset your password. 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.
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. This special expanded fifteenth anniversary edition includes a new introduction and afterword from the author, a discussion guide, and more. In , at age seven, the author and his family arrived in this country, having fled the Eritrean and Ethiopian conflict.