Haben (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
288
Utgivningsdatum
2019-08-06
Förlag
Twelve
Illustrationer
1 8-page color insert
Dimensioner
148 x 217 x 25 mm
Vikt
494 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781538728727
Haben (inbunden)

Haben

The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law

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Haben grew up spending summers with her family in the enchanting Eritrean city of Asmara. There, she discovered courage as she faced off against a bull she couldn't see, and found in herself an abiding strength as she absorbed her parents' harrowing experiences during Eritrea's thirty-year war with Ethiopia. Their refugee story inspired her to embark on a quest for knowledge, traveling the world in search of the secret to belonging. She explored numerous fascinating places, including Mali, where she helped build a school under the scorching Saharan sun. Her many adventures over the years range from the hair-raising to the hilarious. Haben defines disability as an opportunity for innovation. She learned non-visual techniques for everything from dancing salsa to handling an electric saw. She developed a text-to-braille communication system that created an exciting new way to connect with people. Haben pioneered her way through obstacles, graduated from Harvard Law, and now uses her talents to advocate for people with disabilities. HABEN takes readers through a thrilling game of blind hide-and-seek in Louisiana, a treacherous climb up an iceberg in Alaska, and a magical moment with President Obama at The White House. Warm, funny, thoughtful, and uplifting, this captivating memoir is a testament to one woman's determination to find the keys to connection.
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"Gently powerful...vivid...This really is just the beginning of what is likely to be a long and fascinating story."--Forbes "Girma...is a talented narrator who captures defining moments in her life in a series of lyrical cameos. She writes with remarkable assurance and yet with a lightness of touch when tackling difficult issues. [A] profoundly important memoir."--The Times "This autobiography by a millennial Helen Keller teems with grace and grit."--O Magazine "Riveting...[an] often hilarious and utterly inspiring memoir."--BookPage (starred review) "What makes Haben's prodigious story even more remarkable is that she's not satisfied with being inspiring. Because she knows that achievement only happens when there is more than the support of individual extraordinary people, she pushes institutions and leaders in the academy, the government, and in big tech to widen the corridors of power and opportunity. Her intersectional approach to her work as an advocate for the disabled and as a Deafblind daughter of refugees refuses tokenization and demands true inclusion."-- dream hampton, award-winning filmmaker, writer, and organizer "Warmhearted and optimistic, [HABEN] celebrates personal courage and triumph as well as the unlimited potential of those whose real disability is living in a society that too often does not make accommodations for their physical impairments. An inspiring and illuminating memoir."--Kirkus "With wit and passion, Haben, a disability rights lawyer, public speaker, and the first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law, takes readers through her often unaccommodating world...This is a heartwarming memoir of a woman who champions access and dignity for all."--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) "Extraordinary...Haben's is a story of inspiration-and new American patriotism. She gives all of us fresh strength and hope." --Lorene Cary, author of Black Ice and founder of Art Sanctuary "Reading Haben's story moved me in a way I didn't think was possible. She's a gifted writer, and her story will teach you about strength, perseverance, and determination. This is a strong reminder to embrace the unknown, to stand up for yourself, and to never give up."--Mashal Waqar, co-founder and COO, The Tempest "A stirring memoir of love and resilience. Haben proves there are no limits for living joyously in the world. A fierce, glorious advocate for equal opportunity, she demonstrates that accessibility for all benefits all. Her memoir is a soul-inspiring gift."--Jewell Parker Rhodes, New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Boys

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The first deaf-blind graduate of Harvard Law School, Haben Girma advocates for equal opportunities for people with disabilities. She is a White House Champion of Change, and a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree. She has been honored by President Obama, President Clinton, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and many others. Haben has been featured extensively in media around the world, including the BBC, NBC, Forbes, NPR, and more.