Of Beetles and Angels by Mawi Asgedom. Background to his memoir…. Mawi was born on September 29, 1976 in Adi Wahla, Ethiopia. This is a small town on the border of Eritrea and Sudan.
Background to his memoir…
Mawi was born on September 29, 1976 in Adi Wahla, Ethiopia. This is a small town on the border of Eritrea and Sudan.
"And the way you do it is that you just pack your stuff up and if you are lucky to have some camels and mules, and maybe some donkeys, you ride on them."
He fled the fighting in Ethiopia with his family when he was three years old.
“It was safe to assume that 25 percent--or 125,000--of the settlers had died.”
Mawi's family came to the U.S on a World Relief ticket. World Relief sponsors refugees from different countries to America. http://www.wr.org/whatwedo/refugeecare.asp
- Since 1979, World Relief has embraced over 200,000 refugees, welcoming them at the airport, helping them find jobs, and extending the hands of friendship.