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Author Powers, J. L. (Jessica Lynn), 1974-

Title Amina / J. L. Powers, Lyn White.

Publication Info. Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2013.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rock Island Main Lib YA Fiction - RIPG-6  YA POWERS    AVAILABLE
Description 183 pages : map ; 20 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Through my eyes
Through my eyes.
Note Record machine-generated from publisher information.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Amina lives on the edges of Mogadishu. Her family's house has been damaged in Somalia's long civil war, but they continue to live there, reluctant to leave their home. Amina's world is shattered when government forces come to arrest her father because his art has been officially censored, deemed too political. Then rebel forces kidnap Amina's brother, forcing him to become a soldier in Somalia's brutal ongoing war. Although her mother and grandmother are still with her, Amina feels vulnerable and abandoned. Secretly, she begins to create her own artwork in the streets and the derelict buildings to give herself a sense of hope and to let out the burden of her heart. Her artwork explodes into Mogadishu's underground world, providing a voice for people all over the city who hope for a better, more secure future.
Chronological Term Since 1960
Subject Children's, Teenage & educational.
Children -- Somalia -- Fiction.
Civil war -- Somalia -- Fiction.
Children. (OCoLC)fst00854835
Civil war. (OCoLC)fst00862883
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Somalia -- History -- 1991- -- Fiction.
Somalia -- Social conditions -- 1960- -- Fiction.
Somalia. (OCoLC)fst01205351
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781743312490 (paperback)
1743312490 (paperback)

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