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ABOUT THE BOOK
The inspiring journey of a girl from Africa whose near-death experience sparked a dream that changed the world.
When severe draught hit her village in Zimbabwe, Elizabeth, then eight, had no idea that this moment of utter devastation would come to define her life purpose. Unable to move from hunger, she encountered a United Nations aid worker who gave her a bowl of warm porridge and saved her life. This transformative moment inspired Elizabeth to become a humanitarian, and she vowed to dedicate her life to giving back to her community, her continent, and the world.
Grounded by the African concept of Ubuntu – “I am because we are” – I Am a Girl from Africa charts Elizabeth’s quest in pursuit of her dream from the small village of Goromonzi to Harare, London, New York and beyond, where she eventually became a Senior Advisor at the United Nations and launched HeForShe, one of the world’s largest global solidarity movements for gender equality. For over two decades, Elizabeth has been instrumental in creating change in communities all around the world; uplifting the lives of others, just as her life was once uplifted. The memoir brings to vivid life one extraordinary woman’s story of persevering through incredible odds and finding her true calling – while delivering an important message of hope and empowerment in a time when we need it most.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
& GENDER EXPERT
Elizabeth Nyamayaro is an award-winning humanitarian and former United Nations Senior Advisor on Gender Equality. Born in Zimbabwe, Elizabeth has worked at the forefront of global development for over two decades improving the lives of underserved populations and has held leadership roles at the World Bank, World Health Organization, UNAIDS, and UN Women.
Recognized as Apolitico’s 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy 2018 & 2019, Elizabeth is a leading gender expert and recipient of the Feminist Majority Foundation’s prestigious Global Women’s Rights Award for her work on behalf of women and girls globally. Elizabeth is a Political Scientist by training and holds a MSc in Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. I Am a Girl from Africa is her first book.
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