I am a girl from Africa, Elizabeth Nyamayaro
Publication year: 2021
Media class: eBook
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK Ltd, 2021
Resource type: Electronic
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This is a powerful memoir about a girl from Africa whose near-death experience sparked a dream that changed the world. She squeezes my hand and smiles. 'I am here to feed hungry children in the village, because as Africans we must uplift each other.' I don't understand what it means to uplift others, but I nod. I know that I can finally stand up. I will search for food. I will live. When severe draught hit her village in Zimbabwe, Elizabeth, then eight, had no idea that this moment of utter devastation would come to define her life purpose. Unable to move from hunger, she encountered a United Nations aid worker who gave her a bowl of warm porridge and saved her life. This transformative moment inspired Elizabeth to become a humanitarian, and she vowed to dedicate her life to giving back to her community, her continent and the world.