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Become Courageous Abeba: A Story of Love, Loss, War and Hope

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A mother’s love knows no boundaries. Abeba Habtu is met with war, poverty, domestic violence, and terrible human rights violations, yet she remains strong for the sake of her children. Her life is a testament to just what a mother is willing to endure for her children. This is true in any time and place, even Eritrea, Africa, where death and unjust imprisonment is all too ...more
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Published October 4th 2013 (first published September 28th 2013)
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Tucker Elliot
Oct 06, 2013 Tucker Elliot rated it it was amazing
"You will be strong."

She's a mother battling cancer and worried about how she's going to take care of her children ... only she's from Eritrea, and she has sneaked into Sudan, trying to escape her own failed country where the people trying to stay in power understand only one political strategy: kill your enemies and imprison or kill anyone who might not support you as vigorously as you'd like.

She's loved and lost so much already, but as Abeba Habtu is about to escape to Germany where she hopes
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Zac Robinson
Oct 11, 2013 Zac Robinson rated it it was amazing
This isn't really my style of book, but I read it because a friend told me about it. First of all, I can't believe all the crap Abeba has gone through in her life, and then I can't believe that she was able to remain hopeful and positive. I'd never heard of Eritrea and I can't believe so many are going through so much hell there.

I definitely recommend Abeba's story.
Rachel
Sep 07, 2016 Rachel rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put this book down! Abeba was so courageous and resilient through extreme trauma, war, and challenge. From societal norms of being married as a child to an older, abusive man she didn't know, raising children while still becoming an adult herself, then losing her children to provide a better life for them. Every page brought more hardship, yet Abeba stayed strong and persevered. It is hard to imagine that anyone could go through one of her experiences being in a worker camp, horrible ...more
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“Please remember, no matter how hard it seems and no matter how badly you feel you can always become courageous.” 8 likes
“Whether I felt strong and courageous or not, I would now have to be for my baby boy.” 6 likes
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