Book review: Little Warrior

Little Warrior: be empowered

Author: Giuseppe Catozella /  Reviewer: Ellie George

Synopsis: (Faber & Faber, 2016) Samia Omar grows up in war-torn Somalia determined to be a world-class sprinter. She sleeps with a photo of Mo Farah by her bed, trains hard despite the violence and prejudice around her, and makes the national team competing at the Beijing Olympics. But with the war encroaching on their family, her sister is forced to make the treacherous journey to Europe by boat. Samia, scared for her safety and for her dreams, decides to join her, which means putting her life in the hands of traffickers…

As featured on She Brisbane

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