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This Much I Can Tell You: Stories of Courage and Hope from Refugees in Minnesota Minnesota Council of Churches Refugee Services

This Much I Can Tell You: Stories of Courage and Hope from Refugees in Minnesota

Minnesota Council of Churches Refugee Services

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ISBN : 9781592984107
Paperback
200 pages
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 About the Book 

“Malaba trails off and he leans in closer and pauses. ‘Now come to my world,’ he says, his voice soft.” In this collection, storytellers like Malaba—a refugee from Zimbabwe—usher readers into the memories of their harrowing journeys to Minnesota.More“Malaba trails off and he leans in closer and pauses. ‘Now come to my world,’ he says, his voice soft.” In this collection, storytellers like Malaba—a refugee from Zimbabwe—usher readers into the memories of their harrowing journeys to Minnesota. Moses describes the murder of his brother and his own subsequent torture. Januka remembers her family’s experience living in the jungle, walking on foot from Bhutan to Nepal. Lah Paw reminisces fondly about her life in the refugee camp and the lessons she has learned about life in America. The storytellers were journalists, pastors, farmers, accountants, and healthcare workers, and other respectable professions and identities, before being forced to abandon all that was familiar, fleeing with only their lives, in pursuit of safety and freedom in a foreign land. This compilation by Minnesota Council of Churches Refugee Services captures the histories of some of Minnesota’s newest neighbors—18 men and women from nine different countries. Those that were once strangers now have names, voices, and personalities that will beckon readers into even deeper understanding of people who now call Minnesota home.