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OUTsider: Crossing Borders. Breaking Rules. Gaining Pride.
Ruth Marimo is an Illegal Immigrant. Born in Zimbabwe, Marimo has traveled the world, gaining insight and deep appreciation for the plight of the illegal immigrant. Sharing firsthand recollections of how her status has been used as a weapon by employers, greedy predators, and even her own husband, she weaves a tale that is both personal and universal. Living as an undocume ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published April 11th 2014 by Scout Publishing LLC
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Wow, Ruth Marimo has endured so much in her lifetime and she is only 34!? I really enjoyed reading her memoir as it touches on so many important issues. She show us what growing up an orphan in Zimbabwe is like, immigrating to America and living without legal status, mothering two children, being thrown in prison and almost deported by her abusive husband, and coming out as lesbian. I mean, wow, what a story! I recommend it for anyone to read, as I believe everyone is effected by one of these is ...more
Ruth Marimo was born and raised in the Southern African country of Zimbabwe. In 1999, at the age of nineteen, she moved to the United States. She is now a thirty-four year old, single, lesbian, African mother of two beautiful children, whose lives were flipped upside down when the man she was married to tried to have her deported. It was while she sat in jail, thinking, wondering, praying and awai ...more