About Author

Amal Mohamud Shiek Yusuf was born in Somalia on August 12th, 1976, with a mother and father hailing from the Ogaden region of Somalia, or the Horn of Africa.
From a very young age, Amal had more responsibilities than any girl her age. She took care of her siblings, studied as well as she could and took care of the house chores as an adult would. She never got to live her childhood but it was that exposure that made her what she is today. She was the president of the Somalian Women’s Association and enabled many women make a name for themselves.


It was a wonderful journey that this book took me on and I regret that it ended. I, like many readers got to learn a lot from this book but the most important lesson that I take from this is to turn a disadvantage to a gain by learning through it.


I will wait for more books from her because everything in this book was very relatable to me. I admire Amal for many things but what blows me away is the sheer strength she exhibited throughout.


It was a tear jerking experience but I loved every word of it. I wish I can read more of her work.