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Beyond the sand and sea : one family's quest for a country to call home, Ty McCormick

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Beyond the sand and sea : one family's quest for a country to call home
Title
Beyond the sand and sea
Title remainder
one family's quest for a country to call home
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Ty McCormick
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eng
Summary
  • "From Ty McCormick, winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, an epic and timeless story of a family in search of safety, security, and a place to call home. When Asad Hussein was growing up in the world's largest refugee camp, nearly every aspect of life revolved around getting to America-a distant land where anything was possible. Thousands of displaced families like his were whisked away to the United States in the mid-2000s, leaving the dusty encampment in northeastern Kenya for new lives in suburban America. When Asad was nine, his older sister Maryan was resettled in Arizona, but Asad, his parents, and his other siblings were left behind. In the years they waited to join her, Asad found refuge in dog-eared novels donated by American charities, many of them written by immigrants who had come to the United States from poor and war-torn countries. Maryan nourished his dreams of someday writing such novels, but it would be another fourteen years before he set foot in America. The story of Asad and his family's escape from Dadaab refugee camp is one of perseverance in the face of overwhelming adversity. It is also a story of happenstance, of long odds and impossibly good luck, and of uncommon generosity. In a world where too many young men are forced to make dangerous sea crossings in search of work, are recruited into extremist groups, and die at the hands of brutal security forces, Asad not only made it to the United States to join Maryan, but won a scholarship to study literature at Princeton-the first person born in Dadaab ever admitted to the prestigious university. Beyond the Sand and Sea is an extraordinary and inspiring book for anyone searching for pinpricks of light in the darkness. Meticulously reported over three years, it reveals the strength of a family of Somali refugees who never lost faith in America-and exposes the broken refugee resettlement system that kept that family trapped for more than two decades and has turned millions into permanent exiles"--
  • When Asad Hussein was growing up in the world's largest refugee camp, nearly every aspect of life revolved around getting to America. When Asad was nine, his older sister Maryan was resettled in Arizona, but Asad, his parents, and his other siblings were left behind. In the years they waited to join her, Asad found refuge in dog-eared novels donated by American charities, many of them written by immigrants who had come to the United States from poor and war-torn countries. It would be another fourteen years before he set foot in America. McCormick tells of Asad's family, and their escape from Dadaab refugee camp is one of perseverance in the face of overwhelming adversity. -- adapted from jacket
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collective biography
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McCormick, Ty
Dewey number
362.87096773
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV640.5.S8
LC item number
M335 2021
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hussein, Asad
  • Dadaab Refugee Camp
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • Somalis
  • Somalis
  • Refugee camps
  • Somali-Ethiopian Conflict, 1979-
  • United States
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Beyond the sand and sea : one family's quest for a country to call home, Ty McCormick
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Origins. Desert Macondo ; A sister's love ; The torture chamber ; Tahrib ; Striking out ; Help from afar -- Journeys. In the footsteps of Al-Shabab ; Beacon of hope ; Culture shock ; Miracle -- Reflections. America at last ; Princeton ; Goobe ; A sense of belonging
Control code
on1151062145
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 277 pages
Isbn
9781250240606
Lccn
2020047433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1151062145
Label
Beyond the sand and sea : one family's quest for a country to call home, Ty McCormick
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Origins. Desert Macondo ; A sister's love ; The torture chamber ; Tahrib ; Striking out ; Help from afar -- Journeys. In the footsteps of Al-Shabab ; Beacon of hope ; Culture shock ; Miracle -- Reflections. America at last ; Princeton ; Goobe ; A sense of belonging
Control code
on1151062145
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 277 pages
Isbn
9781250240606
Lccn
2020047433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1151062145

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