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There is No Me without You Melissa Fay Greene

There is No Me without You By Melissa Fay Greene

There is No Me without You by Melissa Fay Greene

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An utterly inspiring and true story of a Ethiopian woman and the AIDS orphanage she built

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There is No Me without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children by Melissa Fay Greene

In a dusty tin-walled compound on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a middle-class woman named Haregewoin Teferra suffered back-to-back losses: first her husband died of a heart attack; then her beloved 23-year-old daughter was consumed by an unnamed sickness. In grief, Haregewoin turned to the church and asked to be taken into seclusion. Instead of allowing the bereft woman to leave the world, the church presented her with two teenage orphans and asked her to house them. Over the startled protests of her friends and family, Haregewoin said yes. Once she opened her gate to the first two children, she never really managed to close it again. Her compound became known as a haven: here was a woman who did not run away from HIV-positive individuals and AIDS-orphaned children. From across the country, children were brought to Haregewoin on foot, by bus, or by donkey cart. There are a million AIDS orphans in Ethiopia; "There is No Me Without You" shares the remarkable stories of a few of them, through the eyes of an author whose own life was altered while researching Haregowin's story.

There is No Me without You Reviews

Melissa Greene is a journalist who writes with the lyricism of a poet and the skill of a novelist Her writing is characterized by a genuine love of whom and what she is writing about as well as a genuine love for the act of writing itself. This is a rare combination and the result is a rare reading experience Washington Post Book World What Greene has written is political history of a rare kind. New Yorker on Praying for Sheetrock This book is as illuminating as it is shocking. New York Times on The Temple Bombing

About Melissa Fay Greene

Melissa Fay Greene is the highly acclaimed author of Praying for Sheetrock, The Temple Bombing (both shortlisted for a National Book Award) and Last Man Out. Sheetrock was included in the "J" list, compiled by New York University, of the top one hundred works of journalism in the 20th century. Greene's December 2002 New York Times Magazine article on the plight of the AIDS orphans inspired scores of adoptions and an outpouring of financial support for African orphanages and clinics. She and her husband, Don Samuel, live in Atlanta with their seven children, including two adopted from Ethiopia.

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There is No Me without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children by Melissa Fay Greene
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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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