BOOK OF THE WEEK: Keeping Hope Alive – One Woman: 90,000 Lives Changed by Dr. Hawi Abdi

From human rights activist and 2011 Nobel Peace Nominee Dr. Hawi Abdi comes an inspiring memoir about life in war-torn Somalia. Dr. Abdi is the founder of a massive camp for internally displaced people that keeps its occupants safe as well as healthy in its hospital and educated in its school. Her struggle to help her country’s women and children has led to meetings with international leaders but also to being kidnapped by insurgents. It’s no wonder she was once described as “ equal parts Mother Teresa and Rambo.”