There is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Dec 12, 2008 - Social Science - 496 pages
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Two-time National Book Award nominee Melissa Fay Greene puts a human
face on the African AIDS crisis with this powerful story of one woman
working to save her country's children.
After losing her husband and daughter, Haregewoin Teferra, an Ethiopian woman of modest means, opened her home to some of the thousands of children in Addis Ababa who have been left as orphans. There Is No Me Without You is the story of how Haregewoin transformed her home into an orphanage and day-care center and began facilitating adoptions to homes all over the world, written by a star of literary nonfiction who is herself an adoptive parent. At heart, it is a book about children and parents, wherever they may be, however they may find each other.

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Audio book narrated by Julie Fain Lawrence Consumed by grief at the loss of her husband and oldest daughter, Haregewoin Teferra, a middle-class Ethiopian woman, finds solace in attending daily church ... Read full review

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Having read Melissa Fay Greene book "No Biking in the House Without a Helmet" I was quite interested in finding out about the way she actually found the foster mother in Ethopia, who saved all these ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Melissa Fay Greene, award-winning author of Praying for Sheetrock, The Temple Bombing, and Last Man Out, relates
a tale that captures the tragedy of an international epidemic and the
remarkable people inventing ways to care for its victims. Her Dec. 2002 New York Times Sunday Magazine
on the plight of the AIDS orphans inspired scores of adoptions and
generated tens of thousands of dollars for the underfunded orphanages of
Africa. She has seven children, including two adopted from Ethiopia,
and lives in Atlanta.

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